A messy good time

McVey hosts color run

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More than 350 peo­ple turned out to McVey El­e­men­tary School on Satur­day for the Christina Color Dash.

The 5K run/walk was a color run, dur­ing which vol­un­teers doused the run­ners with dyed corn­starch as they made their way along the course, which snaked through the Rob­scott neigh­bor­hood.

Wendy Lapham, a spokes­woman for the Christina School District, said McVey of­fi­cials planned the event as a way for stu­dents and fam­i­lies from around the district to get to­gether to have fun.

“The con­cept of color runs have be­come very pop­u­lar,” Lapham said. “They thought it would be a great way to get peo­ple out.”

The race raised money for the An­drew McDonough B+ Foun­da­tion, which sup­ports child­hood can­cer re­search. How­ever, the to­tal was not avail­able as of Wed­nes­day.

Lapham said the school hopes to make the race an an­nual event.

NE­WARK POST PHOTO BY DAVID MEL­LON

A young run­ner is doused with dyed corn­starch dur­ing the Christina Color Dash.

Journi and Jeremy Good pose fol­low­ing the Christina Color Dash.

A young run­ner is doused with dyed corn­starch dur­ing the Christina Color Dash.

A run­ner is doused with dyed corn­starch dur­ing the Christina Color Dash.

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