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Third Annual Color Run Scheduled For June 25


2015 Color race participants in colored tutus. (Submitted)

The Richland County Senior Coalition will hold its largest fundraising event, the third annual Color Race, on Saturday, June 25 at Peterson Park.

Don't let the name fool you - this is an event for runners and walkers of all ages.

Registration begins at 8am, followed by a pre-race Latin Dancing warm-up with instructor Kristin Norgaard at 9:30 a.m.

The un-timed race kicks off on the bridge at 10 a.m. with a blast of color. Runners will be blasted with color at 12 different stations – which are sponsored by local businesses. At the end of the race, race participants will cast their vote as to whose station was the most fun. The business with the winning station will receive a traveling trophy to defend next year.

After the race, participants are invited to stick around for a "Party in the Park" featuring a number of non-profit organizations. The family friendly "party" will be emceed by Melissa Quilling and feature carnival games hosted by Partnership for Promise.

In addition, there will be giant bubbles, a hot dog stand, a pulled pork stand, and numerous other food vendors and activities. The day's events will wrap up around 1 p.m.

Station sponsors include: Elite Sponsor-Kringen Construction, Sprint Sponsors-Union Gateway Insurance and Mid Rivers Communications, Grand Master Sponsors: Elks & Hurley Oilfield Service, Walk of Fame Donors-Eagle Country Ford & Action Auto. Blue Rock and IGA donated water and ice so runners can cool down after the race.

The Foundation for Community Care will host a water station halfway through the race to give runners a needed break.

The fundraiser plays a huge role in allowing the coalition to fulfill its mission. The Senior Coalition is a volunteer run organization that works to keep seniors in their homes as long as possible by providing funding for needed services that seniors are unable to qualify for on their own. The Senior Coalition pays for the following services plus so much more: medication dispensers and setups, lifeline services, personal care assistance, handicap railings, fall assessments and intervention and durable medical equipment.

Walkers and runners can register on-line at


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