I saw these participants in the color run as I stepped out of my hotel in the main street called Hlavné námestie. It's rather typical that no matter how interesting and colorful an event may be, there will always be those who find their mobile phones more interesting.
Like several other cities in this part of Europe Košice has a "plague column" commemorating a deadly outbreak of the much feared disease. This one was erected in 1723 as a memorial to the plague that hit the city in 1710–1711. The Virgin Mary at the top is joined further down with sculptures of a number of saints and angels.