Lake Charles to see Color Vibe again next year - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lake Charles to see Color Vibe again next year

(Source: Erica Bivens/KPLC) (Source: Erica Bivens/KPLC)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Outside the Lake Charles Civic Center, it was a sea of color Saturday morning as the first Color Vibe run took place.

3-2-1, let's vibe!

Some 2,000 runners came out to the first Lake Charles Color Vibe Saturday morning.

"The Color Vibe is a fun run 5k. It's a national run, we do races all over the country," explained Race Director, Nate Sorensen.

While they were first-timers, "I heard it's a lot of fun and I wanted to try it," said Beth Ogea.

Others knew what they were in for, "I came out to get colored and have fun," said Patrick Verrette.

Jessie Miglicco added, "Oh yeah I want to be the rainbow."

It was pretty hard not to get messy. As the name implies, it's the Color Vibe run.

"It's kind of a novelty run, we have custom made chalk. It's actually colored cornstarch that's made in Utah where the company's based. And we have different color stations throughout the course where volunteers will throw the color on the participants as they run through," said Sorensen.

Mary Ann Rutledge, who ran with her sister and niece, were surprised by the color spraying, "We learned to hold our breath really quick!"

Another participant, Jack Clement, said, "I didn't know it was going to be that much, I was surprised, I got covered."

Event officials say the Color Vibe is really a movement; and while it's fun, benefits also go to a good cause.

"A portion of the proceeds will go to the Relay for Life in Lake Charles. We like to support a local charity wherever we go," said Sorensen.

But the event continued even after the racers passed the finish line.

"At the end we have a big dance party and everybody gets color and they throw it in the air and we just have a big party," explained Sorensen.

A scene you have to see with your own eyes, that is, if you can see.

By the end everyone was their own masterpiece, a walking canvas.

Looking at his own shirt, Brock LaVergne said he wasn't, "sure if it will come off."

Although messy, it was a good turnout.

"We're looking forward to coming back again, it's been great here," said Sorensen.

And Lake Charles will be ready.

"We would definitely do it again," said Deanna Kay.

In case you're wondering, event officials say the color is non-toxic and washes out pretty easily.

For upcoming Vibe events: http://www.thecolorvibe.com/

Copyright 2014 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Father and disabled son run 1,700 miles from Minnesota to Lake Charles

    Father and disabled son run 1,700 miles from Minnesota to Lake Charles

    Friday, July 28 2017 11:54 PM EDT2017-07-29 03:54:05 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    Two years ago Shaun Evans and his son Shamus Evans, who has cerebral palsy ran across the United States from Seattle to New York City.  Now the father son duo is running again, this time down the Mississippi River where they will finish in Lake Charles Saturday night.  Shaun Evans is strapping in his 11-year-old son Shamus who has cerebral palsy in his freedom running chair. And together the father son duo hit the road. Starting from Minnesota the two have been running d...

    More >>

    Two years ago Shaun Evans and his son Shamus Evans, who has cerebral palsy ran across the United States from Seattle to New York City.  Now the father son duo is running again, this time down the Mississippi River where they will finish in Lake Charles Saturday night.  Shaun Evans is strapping in his 11-year-old son Shamus who has cerebral palsy in his freedom running chair. And together the father son duo hit the road. Starting from Minnesota the two have been running d...

    More >>
  • BREAKING: Accident on Nelson Road

    BREAKING: Accident on Nelson Road

    Friday, July 28 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-07-29 03:32:40 GMT
    (Source: Raycom News Network)(Source: Raycom News Network)
    There was an accident on Nelson Road Friday night according to Lake Charles Police Department spokesman Kevin Kirkum. A subject was ejected from a vehicle in the accident near Dairy Queen Kirkum said. "At this time accident with subject being ejected from vehicle, not a pedestrian. No other information at this time"- Kevin Kirkum, Lake Charles Police Department spokesman. The accident slowed traffic on Nelson Road in both directions.  Details are limited at this t...More >>
    There was an accident on Nelson Road Friday night according to Lake Charles Police Department spokesman Kevin Kirkum. A subject was ejected from a vehicle in the accident near Dairy Queen Kirkum said. "At this time accident with subject being ejected from vehicle, not a pedestrian. No other information at this time"- Kevin Kirkum, Lake Charles Police Department spokesman. The accident slowed traffic on Nelson Road in both directions.  Details are limited at this t...More >>
  • 'Christian's Cajun Adventures' - Christian learns to 'frog'

    'Christian's Cajun Adventures' - Christian learns to 'frog'

    Friday, July 28 2017 8:13 PM EDT2017-07-29 00:13:01 GMT
    Source: Christian PiekosSource: Christian Piekos

    In this week's edition of "Christian's Cajun Adventures," KPLC's Christian Piekos spent time on the Calcasieu River learning how to frog. Often referred to as "frogging," this family hobby takes place after dark. Essentially, the goal of frogging is to quickly snatch a frog - often barehanded.

    More >>

    In this week's edition of "Christian's Cajun Adventures," KPLC's Christian Piekos spent time on the Calcasieu River learning how to frog. Often referred to as "frogging," this family hobby takes place after dark. Essentially, the goal of frogging is to quickly snatch a frog - often barehanded.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly