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Saturday’s Color Run to raise money for Louisa schools’ physical education programs

Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 11:21 am

Buddy Jones is hit with a spray of color during last year’s Color Run event. File Photo

Louisa County High School will host its second annual Color Run on Saturday, April 14 to raise money for physical education programs in Louisa County Public Schools.

Last year’s event was a bigger success than the organizers had anticipated.

“We were hoping for 100 people to come out and we ended up with 250,” Jennifer Thorpe, the event’s organizer, said.

The Color Run raised $3,500 in 2017, which was divided among the six Louisa County schools to improve their physical education programs. Though there is no set financial goal, Thorpe hopes to have an even bigger turnout at this year’s event.

“It’s fun to have a community event like this in Louisa,” she said. “Normally, you’d have to go to Charlottesville or Richmond for something like this.”

The idea of doing a run as a fundraiser for physical fitness programs just made the most sense to Thorpe

“I wanted it to be more about getting people out and engaged in physical activity,” she said.

The main event consists of two run/walk events. A 5K (three-mile) for adults and a one-mile Fun Run for elementary school aged children (fifth grade and under).

The Color Run begins at 9 a.m. on April 14 with the kids’ one-mile run. Gates will open at 7:30 a.m. Registration will be open through 8:45 a.m. the day of the race. The registration fee is $25 for the children’s one-mile run and $30 for the 5K run.

For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page, which can be found by searching for “LC Runs Wild!” on Facebook.

Buddy Jones is hit with a spray of color during last year’s color run. File Photo

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