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Taipei's first Color Run paints the town a rainbow of colors
Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Taipei hosted its first official Color Run on Saturday, a festival involving colored paint powder and a five-kilometer run that hoped to capitalize on the growing local interest in marathons.

Professional coaches from Nike led participants in warm-up exercises before they ran across Dajia Riverside Park with non-toxic coloring powder covering their bodies and blowing in the wind as it showered down on them at each kilometer.

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Competitors enjoy a DJ set after finishing the Taiwan Colour Run on September 28, 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan. This is the first time Taiwan has hosted a Colour Run.

(Ashley Pon - Getty Images)
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Competitors run through the yellow color area during the Taiwan Color Run at Dajia Riverside Park on September 28, 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan. This is the first time Taiwan has hosted a Color Run.

(Ashley Pon - Getty Images)
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Competitors run through the blue color area during the Taiwan Color Run at Dajia Riverside Park on September 28, 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan. This is the first time Taiwan has hosted a Color Run.

(Ashley Pon - Getty Images)
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Competitors pose for a photograph after a run through the red color throw area during the Taiwan Color Run at Dajia Riverside Park on September 28, 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan. This is the first time Taiwan has hosted a Color Run.

(Ashley Pon - Getty Images)
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Competitors run through the yellow color area during the Taiwan Color Run at Dajia Riverside Park on September 28, 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan. This is the first time Taiwan has hosted a Color Run.

(Ashley Pon - Getty Images)
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Competitors run through the blue color area during the Taiwan Color Run at Dajia Riverside Park on September 28, 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan. This is the first time Taiwan has hosted a Color Run.

(Ashley Pon - Getty Images)
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Competitors run through the red color area during the Taiwan Color Run at Dajia Riverside Park on September 28, 2013 in Taipei on September 28, 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan. This is the first time Taiwan has hosted a Color Run.

(Ashley Pon - Getty Images)
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Competitors run through the yellow color area during the Taiwan Color Run at Dajia Riverside Park on September 28, 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan. This is the first time Taiwan has hosted a Color Run.

(Ashley Pon - Getty Images)
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Competitors run through the blue color area during the Taiwan Color Run at Dajia Riverside Park on September 28, 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan. This is the first time Taiwan has hosted a Color Run.

(Ashley Pon - Getty Images)
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