By Kyle Thompson/KVOE News
Camp Alexander took on a number of new colors Saturday morning as the first Nitty Gritty Tie Dye run took place on the camp trails.
Participants in the 5K began the race in clean white shirts, but by the end of the race their shirts took on a tie dye print courtesy of the chalk paint being thrown throughout the race.
Hanna Carlson says the run was a good time.
"It was my first color run. There was a great turnout and it was a great morning," she said.
Travis Sanders also took part and says the paint was a good addition.
"The paint's cool," he said. "It's a different aspect of the race and I think it's cool for everyone."
277 people took part in the race which benefits Camp Alexander, Emporia Child Care and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Fundraising totals are pending.