Photos by Nola Sizemore|Daily Enterprise
Hundreds filled the Harlan Center parking lot on Saturday waiting to begin the Harlan County 5K Run With Color event. Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Cancer Society.
Beginning the run on Main Street at the Harlan Center, 497 runners and walkers traveled to the coal monument at Baxter and returned along U.S. 421 to the Clover Street exit returning to the Harlan Center. Also participating in the event were 50 volunteers for a total crowd of 547.
Passing through a color station, runners dressed in tutus were doused with a different color at each station along the 5K route.
Mia Clare Pace, 8 of Harlan, is pictured making a color angel in the powdered paint at the color station located at the finish line after finishing the race.
After completing the run several people found sidewalks to rest and have a bottle of water.
People of all ages participated in the Harlan County 5K Run With Color. Harlan Tourism Executive-Director Brandon Pennington said five states were represented and of the 497 runners and walkers, 100 were children.
Runners and walkers can be seen returning to the finish line along KY 38 to the Harlan Center.
The first one to cross the finish line of the Harlan County 5K Run With Color was Alex Lewis, 14 of Evarts.