There’s a fun, colorful, 5-K coming to town on Sept. 30. For the second year in a row, South Stokes is hosting the popular Color Run where participants are showered with colored powder at stations throughout the 3.1 mile event.
The race is set to begin at Southeastern Middle School beginning at 10 a.m., and move along sidewalks through Walnut Cove, then cut into a quiet residential area and then back down to Southeastern.
“We’re also having a carnival during and after the race with games, food, music and vendors,” said organizer Marsha Dunn. “The carnival is free to visit for the entire community. Food will be for sale by the middle school and each vendor will have their own prices for merchandise.”
Dunn said the run is unique because it’s designed to be fun and open to every type of runner, jogger, or walker.
“Being in a rural district, schools cannot be successful without community support. We are very lucky in Stokes County as families and businesses are always ready to give us any support we need,” Dunn said. “With another year of cuts to the school budget, this money will be used for department needs throughout our school as it was last year. We were able to raise around $3,200 with our first race and hope to exceed that amount this year.”
Early registration is $25 and runs through Sept. 15. It will guarantee a T-shirt, color packet and race number. Children under 10 are free with paying adult. Late registration will continue through until the day of the event, but color packets and T-shirts can’t be guaranteed. Paper registration forms are available upon request. Check in begins at 9 a.m. and the run begins at 10 a.m. sharp.
Color packets of powder will be thrown at the beginning of the race and color stations with colored water and sprayers will be along the race route. The first five people across the finish line will receive a prize.
“Those interested can go to our event page on Facebook or pick up a registration form at the high school or around the town of Walnut Cove,” Dunn said.
For more information, visit South Stokes School website.
Amanda Dodson may be reached at 336-813-2426.