At the finish line of the Color in Motion 5K, which took place near Reliant Stadium, participants celebrated the fun run’s completion by letting fly the contents of bags of chromatic cornstarch.
“A countdown occurs and all the powder is loosed into the air, making a virtual rainbow overhead,” says photographer Gary Lanier, who snapped this shot. The flashy and fit function supported local nonprofit Girls on the Run, which promotes a healthy lifestyle among young women. From the bright smiles on the runners’ fluorescent faces, it was easy to see the joy a little color can bring. Says Lanier, “The more they look like a kindergartener’s art project gone wrong, the prouder they are."