Marshall University’s Campus Activities Board and Religious Studies Association kicked off homecoming week with a Color My College 5K race.

The 5K began at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Joan C. Edwards Stadium. Approximately 250 runners and walkers participated.

The 5K shared some similarities to the now famous Color Run however the run featured only green and white colors to show school spirit.

Leading up to the race was a Zumba pump-up event. Guest Disk Jockey Nick Scott played music throughout the event.

Attendees could win prizes from various contests held after the run.

Sarah Dyke, CAB graduate assistant, said she was pleased with the day.

“Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves throughout the day,” Dyke said. “Each participant had non-stop fun from the time Zumba started until we concluded with prizes and contests.”

Laikyn Nelson, sophomore health care management major, said she enjoyed running in the race.

“Getting the Marshall colors sprayed on us at the end was really fun,” Nelson said. “It made it better than just running. We got free packets of color to throw in the air to get more color on us and that was really cool.”

Marshall cheerleaders cheered on the runners before the race and were there to greet them at the end as well.

The runners were sprayed with green and white colors as they crossed the finish line.

Cadi Duplaga can be contacted at [email protected].