destiny-usa.JPGSpecial Olympics New York and Destiny USA team together to help host colorful 5K fun run to spread awareness.

Syracuse, N.Y.­ - Color Me Rad 5K will be held on Saturday, May 4th at Onondaga Lake Parkway.  Destiny USA and Special Olympics New York will be partnering to provide parking and transportation for participants in the colorful fun run.

"We are excited that Destiny USA is able to assist Special Olympics New York in going RAD...Color Me Rad!" says Cassandra Rucker, Director of Development for Special Olympics New York- Central Region & Southern Tier. The race is anticipated to attract 7,000 participant from the Central New York region and beyond.  Participants will be able to pick up their race day information packet in the Canyon area at Destiny USA, Thursday May 2nd from 11 am to 7 pm and Friday May 3rd from 11 am to 7 pm. The first wave of runners will start at 9:00 am on May 4th, and the color fun starts flying right as the runners begin and will continue on every 5 minutes thereafter. Transportation shuttles will be provided from Destiny USA parking lots on Solar Street to Onondaga Lake Parkway. For more information on Color Me Rad- Syracuse visit http://www.colormerad.com/race.i?raceid=89 .

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Destiny USA is a 2.4 million square foot tourist destination in Syracuse, NY that includes a strong mix of luxury outlet tenants, restaurants and entertainment.  New brands are continuing to open to create a unique and dynamic consumer shopping experience.  A stunning three-story glass atrium provides perfect weather year round.  Oxford Economics has projected an annual visitation rate of over 29 million visitors from throughout the U.S. and Canada.  Destiny USA is expected to be the second most visited shopping center in the country, according to Travel and Leisure magazine.  It is the largest LEED® Gold certified retail commercial building in the world. Special Olympics is an international, year-round program of sports training and competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities. More than 61,000 athletes in New York train and compete in 22 Olympic-type summer and winter sports. Locally, thousands of athletes from the Central New York participate in training clubs and competitions throughout the year. Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to develop fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience joy as they participate in the sharing of gifts and friendship with other athletes, their families and the community. Special Olympics New York is teaming with Color Me Rad 5K in order to spread awareness and raise money for local Special Olympics athletes. For more information or to make a donation visit; http://www.nyso.org/  Media Contact: Rob Schoeneck, 315.466.6000 Cassandra Rucker,  crucker@nyso.org  315.440-0575