There are a lot of 5Ks in Utah, but a lot of them are sort of . . . bland.

Liven up your run with some color. The Color Run, a 5K in which participants are covered in colors at each kilometer, is coming to SLC on Aug. 24 at 9 a.m. The race starts and finishes at Washington Square.

The Color Run is a race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality and giving back to the community. It is less about how fast you can run and more about having fun. The two rules for the festival are to wear white at the starting line and to finish with colored powder all over you. Participants can choose to run the race solo or to form a color team.

There will be a gigantic color festival at the finish line with more colored powder to keep the fun going and to make sure you are completed doused. The Color Run focuses on giving back to communities by choosing a local charity for each city that is visited. SLC's charity will soon be announced.

Salt Lake magazine readers get $5 off online registration by entering the code COLORSLM. This code expires Aug. 8. Click here to sign up and take advantage of the deal.