Fourth Annual 'Color the Mucc' Fun Run Switches to Spring

Winnemucca, get ready for some colorful fun!

The fourth annual “Color the Mucc” Fun Run returns on Saturday, April 23.

The 3K or 5K run/walk has traditionally been held in October, but organizers said they wanted to kick off the event season rather than finish it.

They also wanted to partner with the Winnemucca Domestic Violence Services “Party in the Park,” which will take place the same day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Vesco City Park. The “Party in the Park” will include bounce houses, concessions, games, informational booths and more.

“Color the Mucc” will begin at 10 a.m. at the Winnemucca Community Garden and make its way to the finish line at Vesco City Park. Pre-registration begins at 9 a.m.

The event, which is sponsored by the Humboldt County Chamber of Commerce and Humboldt General Hospital, has no winners and no official times.

Instead, the color run simply celebrates wellness, happiness and individuality as hundreds of participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer.

Participants are encouraged to wear white to take advantage of the colorful effect. Costumes are optional, and sunglasses or goggles are also recommended.

Register online at, or stop by the Chamber office located at 30 W. Winnemucca Boulevard.

Cost is $25 for adults and $15 for kids ages 6-12; kids 0-5 get in free. Cost for team members is $20 each, and special family pricing for mom, dad and the kids is $50. A t-shirt, backpack and lots of goodies are included for each registrant age 6 and up.

Humboldt County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Debbie Stone said the “just-for-fun” race offers a great opportunity for the community to gather following the cold winter.

Proceeds from this year’s event will also fund several scholarships at Lowry High School for students interested in entering the business field.

“So we’re looking forward to gathering our community for fun, fitness and family,” she said, “but we are also looking forward to making this investment in our students’ education.”

Contact the Chamber office at (775) 623-2225 for more information.

Kids and families are welcome to participate, but no pets, please.