By Cherri Gregg

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It was art class meets gym class on Sunday at Philadelphia Mills in Northeast Philadelphia. It was all part of a very unique 5K race for a good cause.

The Color Vibe 5K race combines running, walking and dancing with color spray stations all along the race route.

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“We have volunteers and they’ll have color waiting for you,” said race director Drew Carth. “[The runners) will be white to start the race and pretty much every color of the rainbow to end it.”

The group hold fun runs all across the country. But what made this one special was the purple, pink, green, blue and yellow color packets given to runners to throw on each other. Volunteers also lined the race route with color blowers that sprayed powdered corn starch onto participants as they ran by.

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“Every time I got to the station I was like ‘okay hold your breath,'” said Natasha, who competed with four friends from school. “I have purple in my ear.”

Bill Cloake also ran the race, and like the 2,300 runners who participated, he wasn’t afraid to get a little dirty.

“It’s definitely a great time,” he admitted. “But how am I going to get in my car?”

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Part of the proceeds from the Color Vibe 5K go towards helping the Simon Youth Foundation, which helps at risk youth.