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Clouds of color: Runners participate in Bemidji Junior Jaycees' 5K Color Run

Dozens of runners took to the shoreline of Lake Bemidji on Monday, July 4, to participate in the Double Your Fun Color Run as part of the Bemidji Jaycees' 78th Annual Water Carnival.

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Runners are doused with color as they make their way along Paul Bunyan Drive during the Double Your Fun Color Run on Monday, July 4, 2022, during the Bemidji Jaycees’ 78th Annual Water Carnival.
Madelyn Haasken / Bemidji Pioneer
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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.

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Participants run through colored powder as part of the Double Your Fun Color Run on Monday, July 4, 2022, during the Bemidji Jaycees’ 78th Annual Water Carnival.
Madelyn Haasken / Bemidji Pioneer
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A dog walks along Paul Bunyan Drive as part of the Double Your Fun Color Run on Monday, July 4, 2022, during the Bemidji Jaycees’ 78th Annual Water Carnival.
Madelyn Haasken / Bemidji Pioneer
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A participant runs through colored powder during the Double Your Fun Color Run on Monday, July 4, 2022, during the Bemidji Jaycees’ 78th Annual Water Carnival.
Madelyn Haasken / Bemidji Pioneer
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A Bemidji Junior Jaycee throws color on a group of runners during the Double Your Fun Color Run on Monday, July 4, 2022, during the Bemidji Jaycees’ 78th Annual Water Carnival.
Madelyn Haasken / Bemidji Pioneer
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A participant runs through colored powder during the Double Your Fun Color Run on Monday, July 4, 2022, during the Bemidji Jaycees’ 78th Annual Water Carnival.
Madelyn Haasken / Bemidji Pioneer
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Participants in the Double Your Fun Color Run are doused with color while running along Paul Bunyan Drive on Monday, July 4, 2022, during the Bemidji Jaycees’ 78th Annual Water Carnival.
Madelyn Haasken / Bemidji Pioneer
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A participant runs through a cloud of colored powder during the Double Your Fun Color Run on Monday, July 4, 2022, during the Bemidji Jaycees’ 78th Annual Water Carnival.
Madelyn Haasken / Bemidji Pioneer
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Runners make their way along Paul Bunyan Drive as part of the Double Your Fun Color Run on Monday, July 4, 2022, during the Bemidji Jaycees’ 78th Annual Water Carnival.
Madelyn Haasken / Bemidji Pioneer
More Water Carnival coverage
The last bang of the Red, White and Boom fireworks grand finale closed out the Bemidji Jaycees’ 78th Annual Water Carnival in colorful fashion on Monday evening.

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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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