Don’t miss your chance to run or walk for a good cause at the Stephenville Education Foundation’s 5th annual Color Chaos 5K and Fun Run starting at 9 a.m. (check in at 8 a.m.) Saturday, Oct. 7, at Stephenville City Park.
Last year’s event raised $5,500 for the foundation.
“The proceeds go toward our innovative grants in our classrooms,” said Education Foundation Executive Director Mindy Wooley. “This is one of our main fundraisers, we do three each year, and this is really our kick off fundraiser. We really like to do it because we want to get our students and families involved.”
Tickets are $35 for the 5K and $25 for the fun run.
All Stephenville ISD students get $5 off for the 5K or one-mile fun run and teams of 10 or more get a $5 per person discount.
“They can still get T-shirts and we have color available, but this year we didn’t do bags. Instead, we changed to a better shirt that’s long-sleeve with the logo over the heart and ‘Color Chaos’ going down the sleeve and sponsors on the back,” Wooley said. “We will also have door prizes so we want people to sign up for those.”
Besides runners getting their own bag of color, there will be six color stations set up along the Bosque River Trail where participants will get a variety of powdered color thrown on them.
“And we’ll have a little color party at the end,” Wooley said. “We are giving medals to first, second and third fastest male and female in the 5K and the one-mile. We haven’t done that in the past, we’ve just done an overall fastest.”
A T-shirt and color pickup will be held the day before the race from 4-6 p.m. Friday at the SISD’s Bond Auditorium, across from the high school. However, registration can still be done the day of.
“I have a really good time because we have a lot of families that come out and last year we had (Jeffrey Moore) who had been paralyzed come and do our 5K, which was really exciting,” Wooley said. “A lot of people last year brought their dogs and that was really neat and we have a lot of mothers that come out with their strollers and we like that as well.”
Wooley said the foundation also encourages people to dress up.
“If you have a theme or some people came in colored tutus,” Wooley said.
Registration can be done by visiting www.racedayeventservices.com or by contacting Wooley at 254-592-1682 or firstname.lastname@example.org.