COLOR FUN RUN
Students at Oakdale Junior High School suited up for the second annual Color Run on Friday, raising money for the school and getting doused with a rainbow of colors as they made their way through the course. Here, OASIS After School Program Coordinator, Matt Dillon, far left, gives a good dose of pink color to the head of a Color Run participant.
The sky was colored blue, yellow, red and purple as over 700 Oakdale Junior High School students participated in the Second Annual Color Run on Friday, Oct. 6. According to event coordinator Sarah Nelson, preliminary numbers for the event show over $20,000 collected by the students through sponsorships.
“We wanted to make the course a little larger,” Nelson said of changes made for the second year of the event.
Students circled the campus, the adjacent Cottles Woods Park and then returned to campus, clocking a one mile course. Students pacing a bit on the faster side were encouraged to run two laps around the course and experience more color.
A total of 800 pounds of color was used to throw, shoot and leaf blow at the running students. Proceeds from the event go toward varying activities including: teacher expenses, eighth grade field trip, pentathlon and the school talent show.
“It’s just so fun,” Nelson said. “The happy kids at the end make it well worth it.”
LEFT PHOTO: The Color Run course was modified to a one mile distance this year, which included a jog through Cottles Woods Park. Based on student pace, they were offered the choice of one or two laps around the course and through the color stations. RIGHT PHOTO: Smiles were big and eyes were hidden as students circled the one mile course for the Second Annual Color Run and Oakdale Junior High School last Friday.
The final color station of the one mile Color Run utilized a leaf blower to color the students from head to toe in Red powder.
Students traveled through varying color stations during the Second Annual Color Run hosted at Oakdale Junior High School. Each participant collecting $10 or more in sponsors was given an event T-shirt.