Earth Day is this Saturday, and the Franklin Street Events Association is inviting you to help them celebrate with their annual Color Me Fun Run and Earth Day Bazaar on the lawn of the Franklin Street Library!

If you're unfamiliar with the Color Fun Run, the concept is pretty simple. Participants usually dress in as much white as possible, and either walk or run the 5K course while being doused in colored corn starch the entire way. By the time they cross the finish line, they look like they've been doused in a rainbow.

Registration is $20 for adults (anyone 13 years of age or older), and only $5.00 for kids 13 and under. All adult registrations come with a free t-shirt, while all registrations come with a free packet of colored dust. Registration can be done online through the Rise Up and Run website.

Registration will also take place the day of the race, however the price jumps to $30 for adults, and $10 for children so register now and save some money!

Packet pickup will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the lawn of the West Branch Library at the corner of Franklin Street and Wabash Avenue of Flags this Saturday, followed by the race itself at 9:00.

The Earth Day Bazaar will begin at the conclusion of the race and will feature free yoga led by local instructor, Samantha Jay, and live bluegrass music from King's Highway featuring phenomenal 11-year-old fiddle player, Issac Tieman beginning at 10:00 a.m., plus arts and crafts for the kids provided by the Arts Council and Snickerdoodle Art. Of course there will also be plenty of local vendors selling a variety of products including locally grown produce, homemade decor, and more.

For more information, check out the Franklin Street Events Association on Facebook.

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