Colour Fun Run draws a crowd
Clouds of colourful chalk filled the air, good vibrations ran through the crowd, and even the weather co-operated perfectly as the annual 5K Colour Fun Run got underway at the University of Lethbridge Sunday afternoon.
According to Volunteer Lethbridge event and resource development co-ordinator Chelsea Eastman, the Colour Fun Run was originally organized for three purposes: to fundraise for Volunteer Lethbridge, to mark the beginning of National Volunteers Week in the city, and to create an exciting and positive atmosphere for all who came out to take part.
“The best thing about the race is seeing all the kids and families come out and engaging together,” Eastman confirmed, “and just getting all colourful and excited. There is a fabulous energy here today.”
The event got a big thumbs up from participants as well. Lindsay Nicol came out with her children, and was enjoying a “colour fight” with the kids before the start of the race in the university’s Grove.
“It’s just so much fun to be able to do something like this with the kids,” she said with a big smile, her face and clothes covered in bright chalks of different hues.
“It is great to see how many kids are here. It’s a wonderful family thing to do.”
Race volunteer Ethan Seaborn of the Boys and Girls Club of Lethbridge said the event was all about building community, and that was why he was more than happy to do his part on race day.
“It is great to bring the
community together and to give back to other people, and have a great time,” he stated enthusiastically as he congratulated runners at the finish line. “We want to help create a positive environment, and spirit, anybody can participate in.”
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Volunteer Lethbridge’s annual Colour Fun Run was a big success again this year with about 300 runners taking part. The Colour Fun Run also served as the unofficial kickoff to National Volunteers Week in the city.