Photos: Color Run Baton Rouge Photos: Color Run Baton Rouge Advocate story May 08, 2013 Comments Thousands of participants came out to the Color Run in downtown Baton Rouge, Saturday, April 20, 2013. Participants are splashed with a different powdered color at each checkpoint along the 5K route. The Color Run is a for profit organization that holds a 5K event in different cities around the world, pairing with local charities. In 2012, The Color Run’s website estimates donations of more than $600,000 to local charities with a goal of more than 1 million for 2013. In Baton Rouge, the event paired with the local charity, Louisiana Runs.