The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K Presented by Nike will be the third joint event conducted by The Color Run and MLB at an All-Star Week. Participants 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 a five-kilometer, un-timed race in which participants are doused with four different colored powders along the route. The race will start and finish at Waterfront Park and feature a downtown course that takes participants along the water and around the San Diego Convention Center, home to All-Star FanFest. Following the event, the Finish Festival will take place in Waterfront Park and include music, giveaways and contests. The paint race, which is open to participants of all ages, is an entertainment experience for the whole family. A map of the route is included at the end of the release.
The starting line will open at 7:00 a.m. PT with additional waves beginning every few minutes. All registered participants will receive a limited edition Tropicolor Tour Participant Kit, including: custom race t-shirt, gold finisher's medal, tattoos, headband and powder packets. Fans who sign up by March 16 will receive a special Early Bird price of $29.99 if signing up as part of a team of four or more. Thousands of fans are expected to participate in this unique fun run and festival. Space is limited so participants of all ages are encouraged to sign up early. Registration and event information is available at AllStarGame.com/Run. Previous All-Star races have been held in St. Louis (2009), Anaheim (2010), Kansas City (2012), New York (2013), Minneapolis (2014) and Cincinnati (2015).
"We are excited to bring our fans another way to take part in All-Star festivities with the new Soul Pose MLB All-Star Yoga event created by the people behind The Color Run," said Jacqueline Parkes, Chief Marketing Officer, Major League Baseball. "The Color Run presented by Nike event has been a successful integration into All-Star Week and we're sure this year's events will prove to be unique, memorable experiences for Padres fans in Southern California and Mexico."
"We are looking forward to showing off America's Finest City during All-Star Week. The Color Run's route downtown and along the Embarcadero will showcase some of the best views our city has to offer," said San Diego Padres Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer Wayne Partello. "Soul Pose MLB All-Star Yoga at Waterfront Park is sure to be a popular addition to the lineup of activities that allow fans to get involved in All-Star Week."
"We're thrilled to partner with MLB for the third year in a row and can't wait to kick off the festivities with All-Star Fitness Weekend," said Travis Snyder, CEO of The Color Run and Soul Pose. "This is our first time hosting events at Waterfront Park and we're excited to share our new yoga event and our Tropicolor Tour with the city of San Diego."
For more MLB All-Star Week information, please visit AllStarGame.com, @AllStarGame.