by: Carl Willis Updated:
ATLANTA - More than 10,000 people participated in a unique 5k race around Atlanta's Piedmont Park.
Vivid dust clouds and streets covered in bright colored powder could be seen all around Piedmont Park Saturday.
"I didn't think anything of it until 20 minutes later and I tried to wash it and it wouldn't come off," Will James said.
He said it was due to the remnants from color explosions that make The Color Run unique.
Runners start the race wearing all white. As they progress through the race they pass through "Color Kilometer Zones," where they are dusted with brightly colored concoctions of
The result was pink, purple,
"It was the perfect
Race organizers said they would pay for James to get his new paint buffed out.
"You might think there's 100 other cars out there with the same problem," James said.
Organizers said they did the same for several others who called them to complain.
"The last thing that we want is for anyone to feel negative about the event at
Snyder said the 5k contracted 40 workers to clean up the colorful dust.
They swept up and pressure washed parts of Piedmont
He said those affected should contact the organization.
"It's never happened before and we'll rectify the situation," Snyder said.