What is billed as “The Happiest 5K on the Planet” returns to the SUNY Broome Community College campus Sunday, April 15 to benefit the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier.

The local Color Run has thousands of participants signed up to run through clouds of colored cornmeal to help raise money and awareness for mental health issues in the region.

Photo courtesy of MHAST

The first wave of runners takes off at 10 a.m. with a full day of activities planned including food, music and special awards as well as information about mental health and suicide prevention.

People wanting to participate can show up before the run to register.  Volunteers are also needed. Anyone wanting to help should come to the SUNY Broome campus by 7 a.m. to sign in.