Clear Creek Metropolitan Recreation District hosted an inaugural fun run at Easterseals Rocky Mountain Village on Sept. 4, and those who participated passed with flying colors — quite literally. …
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Clear Creek Metropolitan Recreation District hosted an inaugural fun run at Easterseals Rocky Mountain Village on Sept. 4, and those who participated passed with flying colors — quite literally.
Volunteers for the Easter Seals Color Dash, such as the Bernal family, were charged with throwing colored cornstarch on runners, some of whom wore white shirts as makeshift canvases.
By the end of the 5K and 1-mile courses, the 40 or so runners were covered almost head-to-toe with colored cornstarch. Some of the younger volunteers started throwing the remaining supplies at each other and dumping it on their heads.
Krasimir Koev, who works at the camp and participated in the event, said it was “messy but fun.” The day was beautiful; the weather was perfect; and the course was challenging, he described.
“I want to do it again next year,” he said. “Let’s make it an annual thing.”
Samantha Dhyne, the district’s director of marketing and special events, said the event raised about $200 for the camp.
“I think it’s been our most successful fun run thus far,” Dhyne said, adding that it was successful both in terms of donations and participation.
The 50 pounds of colored cornstarch was a team effort, she explained. The local CSU Extension/4-H program donated $100 toward the supplies, and Mountain Youth Network and Kidz Korner helped color it.
The entire process took a couple of weeks, and Dhyne felt it was well worth it.
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