BEMIDJI — Dozens of runners took to the shoreline of Lake Bemidji on Monday, July 4, to participate in the Double Your Fun 5K Color Run as part of the Bemidji Jaycees' 78th Annual Water Carnival.
Participants took off from Paul Bunyan Park and made their way along the south side of Lake Bemidji to the Nymore boat access, then looped back to the starting point.
All the while, Bemidji Jaycees and Junior Jaycees doused the runners with clouds of color, covering their white event shirts with vibrant pink, blue, green and yellow powder.
With another fun color run in the books, the last remaining event for the Water Carnival is the Red, White and Boom fireworks display, which will start tonight at dusk — usually around 9:45 to 10:15 p.m. — on the southwest end of Lake Bemidji.
Madelyn Haasken is the multimedia editor at the Bemidji Pioneer. She is a 2020 graduate of Bemidji State University with a degree in Mass Communication, with minors in writing and design. In her free time, she likes watching hockey, doing crossword puzzles and being outside.
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