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Color Run 5K announced for MLB All-Star weekend

The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K presented by Nike will be held in downtown Cincinnati on Saturday, July 11 (Photo: AllStarGame.com/Run) The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K presented by Nike will be held in downtown Cincinnati on Saturday, July 11 (Photo: AllStarGame.com/Run)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Major League Baseball and The Color Run announce that they will be hosting a joint 5K in July as part of the MLB All-Star game.

The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K presented by Nike will be held in downtown Cincinnati on Saturday, July 11.

“The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K is a tremendous opportunity for thousands of baseball fans from across Reds Country to be active participants in the 2015 All-Star Summer,” said Phil Castellini, Reds Chief Operating Officer in a release.

According to a release, participants of all ages will make their way through an All-Star themed course that will feature appearances by MLB legends, mascots and other special guests. The event is an un-timed, five-kilometer race where runners are doused in different colored powder at each kilometer.

Following the race, there will be the Finish Festival held in the Sawyer Point Park.  The Finish Festival will include music, giveaways and contests.

The starting line will open at 9 a.m. with additional waves beginning every few minutes.  

Every registered participant will receive a limited edition Shine Tour  Participant Kit, including: custom race t-shirt, gold finisher's medal, tattoos, headband and powder packs.  Participants who sign up by Feb. 28 will receive a special VIP price of $29.50 if signing up as part of a team of four or more.

People who are looking to participate are encouraged to sign up early at AllStarGame.com/Run.

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