Despite being canceled, organizers of the Color Run hope to return this fall.

Dubbed the happiest 5k on the planet, the colorful event was canceled in June. But after a number of people asked for its return, organizers hope to bring it back.

Officials with Real Racine are working on the permit process. Organizers hope to hold the event at 9 a.m. Sept. 16 at Pershing Park.  If the event receives all the necessary permits, this will be the 6th year in a row the Color Run will be held in Racine.

The 2016 non-competitive 5k attracted 3,575 runners and walkers.

“People here were begging, pleading and crying for The Color Run to come back to Wisconsin,” says Cari Greving, events manager at Real Racine. “The community asked, The Color Run responded, and now the entire state will celebrate.”

Nick Pearson, the event director at The Color Run, said they loved working in Racine.

“We’ve always loved Racine,” Pearson said. “And it turns out Racine loves us just as much!”

“People come all the way from Green Bay — from all over Wisconsin, really — to come out to this event,” said Greving.

Registration will be open after the event organizers receive all of the necessary permits. For more information, click on the link for the Color Run Racine.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This version of the story clarifies that the event still needs to go through the City of Racine permitting process. 

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