Complete with one of the most colorful jerseys imaginable, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (High A; Carolina League) will host a Color Burst 5K (CB5K) on June 2. Taking place at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark, this partnership between the Pelicans and Tidelands Health combines baseball with one of the trendier 5Ks around.
Color Burst 5Ks have become popular events for runners of all ages, so it’s not terribly surprising to see a Minor League Baseball team get in on the action. The Pelicans, though, have gone a step further with the bright Color Burst-themed jerseys. Those uniforms will be worn by the Pelicans that evening, and will be auctioned off following the game to benefit the Tidelands Health Foundation.
The CB5K experience brings people from all walks of life together in a technicolor burst of energy and excitement, blending color, music and ‘good vibes’ against the backdrop of a 5K fun-run suitable for the entire family. The event differs from traditional 5Ks by including two key elements of fun: amazing music and gallons of gloriously colored paint. At each interval along the course, CB5K crew blast each participant with non-toxic, hypoallergenic, washable, water-based paint from the sidelines.
Aside from this amazing twist on the typical 5K, guests will be treated to an interactive pre-party and post-party at the fully branded CB5K stage with DJs, MCs, giveaways and family-focused fun.
The Pelicans will be working alongside Color Burst 5K to donate a portion of the race ticket sale proceeds to the team’s charitable partner, the Tidelands Health Foundation.
Race registration is available at www.colorburst5k.com with a limited number of early bird tickets available. Each early bird ticket will include a free CB5K t-shirt, a CB5K headband and a personal-sized bottle of CB5K color to use on event day. As part of its commitment to making this run and event a family affair, Color Burst 5K & the Pelicans will offer free entry to all children, ages 2 and under, when accompanied by a registered adult.
Pre-event parties will be staged prior to the run, which is set to begin at 2:00 pm. Tickets to the CB5K will include admission to the Pelicans’ contest against the Potomac Nationals at 6:00 p.m.