Run amidst all the colors of the rainbow in a special fundraiser event for the Morgan County Middle School (MCMS) eighth-graders to raise funds for a trip to Savannah. The 5K Color Run, in which participants race through clouds of vibrant colors, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13 in Bill Wood Park in Madison. Participants who register by Thursday, Oct. 14 will receive a free t-shirt.

“MCMS eighth grade students and teachers will host this epic event on Saturday, Nov. 13 at Bill Wood Park. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and we run at 10 a.m. This is a family event, so bring your crew!” said a release from MCMS.

Color Runs have become a global phenomenon, adding a vibrant twist to 5K races and other marathon events. The Color Run was originally inspired by the Hindu Festival of Holi, and has been recreated across continents and dozens of countries across the world, including North America, South America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, Australia, Africa, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. The bright colors doused upon runners is usually a mixture of cornstarch, baking soda, and food-safe dyes. Some Color Runners opt to wear glasses or goggles for their eyes and use a bandana or dust mask for their mouths. By the end of the race, each runner is a one-of-kind masterpiece, dusted from head-to-toe in brilliant colors.

“We are pumped about our upcoming Color Run supporting our 8th grade students and teachers as they prepare for their trip to Savannah,” said a release from the MCMS. “We would like to send a huge shout-out and thank you to the following corporate sponsors who have generously donated funds, resources, and time to our students and teachers. If you would like to join these community members in sponsorship of this event, please let us know!”

Color Run sponsors include: Farm Bureau, Pagett & Whetzel Family Dentistry, Main Street Vet, Pointe of Grace Dance Academy, Jim Boyd Insurance, Metro Copiers, and Madison Realty.

Participants who register before the Color Run, pay a $30 entry fee. Participants who register on the day of the race pay a $40 entry fee. Register online at: www.shop.schoolathon.org/193840. For more information, contact Olivia Daniell at: olivia.daniell@morgan.k12.ga.us.

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