Color Mob makes fitness less drab

What could be more fun than running a 5k in the middle of the August?

Let’s rephrase that. What could make running a 5k in the middle of August more fun?

Try running while choking on clouds of colored powder that will stick to your skin and clothes, turning you into a human tie dye.

That’s what you get when you join the Color Mob this Saturday at Oleta River State Park (3400 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach). Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and waves of runners will head out every 5 minutes between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., each runner sporting their own zany outfit or a blank canvas of white clothes ready to be doused in color. The event is all about fun and exercise, but there will be a beer garden to unwind after the day’s run plus food and music and general relaxation.  Register early at for $50, kids under 7 are free.