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Saturday, Feb 15 2014 04:20 PM

PHOTO GALLERY: Splashes of color make for a 'Rad' run

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    These ladies celebrate their approach to the finish line during Saturday's Color Me Rad event at the Kern County Fairgrounds.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    A runner gets a splash of color during his run in the Color Me Rad event held at the Kern County Fairgrounds.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    Runners get a splash of orange at one of the color stations Saturday during the Color Me Rad event.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    A group of runners get splashed with color at the last station before the finish line at the Color Me Rad event Saturday at the Kern County Fairgrounds.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    The kids had as much fun as their parents Saturday at the Color Me Rad event held at the Kern County Fairgrounds.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    Participants listen to last-minute instructions prior to the start of Color Me Rad Saturday at the Kern County Fairgrounds.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    This runner came dressed with a tie and a tutu Saturday at the Color Me Rad event held at the Kern County Fairgrounds.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    Artisha Barber, left, and Teneka Wells stop just short of the finish line to pose for a photo during Saturday's Color Me Rad event at the Kern County Fairgrounds.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    Prior to the race, participants share a laugh at the Color Me Rad event held at the Kern County Fairgrounds.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    Carla Coco, left, and Ady Coca enjoyed their run Saturday at the Color Me Rad event at the Kern County Fairgrounds.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    Stephen Walls carries his daughter Nanna toward the finish line during the Color Me Rad event Saturday at the Kern County Fairgrounds.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    From left to right, Wesley Knowles, Teri Knowles, Jimmy Carter and Krystal Carter stop for a quick picture prior to the start of the Color Me Rad event Saturday at the Kern County Fairgrounds.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    Russell and Jennifer Highfill enjoyed the morning run with their children Madson, left, Adam, center, and Arick right, at the Color Me Rad event held at the Kern County Fairgrounds.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    Teresa and Joe Cushnyr look like they enjoyed themselves Saturday at the Color Me Rad race held at the Kern County Fairgrounds.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    Sarah Walsh, left, and Emily Haymond strike a pose after their finish of the Color Me Rad event Saturday at the Kern County Fairgrounds.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    Mason Thomas, left. Scott Thomas, center, and Hunter Thomas stop for a fun picture following the finish of the Color Me Rad event Saturday at the Kern County Fairgrounds.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    Shellee Earls is happy and thumbs up following her finish of the Color Me Rad race Saturday at the Kern County Fairgrounds.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    Naivi Pliego, left, and Maria Arrendo enjoy a drink and a smile following the race Saturday at the Color Me Rad event at the Kern County Fairgrounds.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    Participants are ready for the start of the Color Me Rad race at the Kern County Fairgrounds in February.

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By The Bakersfield Californian

Many started the race wearing white. But by the end of the 5K Color Me Rad on Saturday, they were covered in a rainbow of colors.

The run took place at the Kern County Fairgrounds. Along the race course, packets of color were tossed at runners and walkers.

Photographer Nick Ellis shares these images from the event.

And photographer John Harte created and produced our first-ever entirely slow-motion video of the event. Can you find yourself?

 

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