North Haven color run to return for second year

North Haven color run to return for second year

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NORTH HAVEN — Last year, a school fundraising color run drew 500 people. This year, organizers hope to double attendance.

Stacey O’Connor, fourth grade teacher at Ridge Road Elementary School, is bringing back the community-wide My School Color Run for a second year.

The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday, April 8 at North Haven High School.

Early registration closes Mar. 25.  Each pre-registered participant receives a t-shirt, race bib and color packet to throw in the air at the finish line celebration.

The untimed fun run features a one-mile and a 5k course. Along the route, runners pass through color zones where they will be doused with color powder and liquid.

Color powder is nontoxic, made from cornstarch, baking soda and FDA-approved synthetic color dyes, according to the Color Run website. It recommends keeping the powder away from the eyes and mouth by wearing glasses, goggles, a bandana or dust mask.

The color washes out of fabrics, but bring a towel for the inside of cars, the website states.

O’Connor said Tuesday the money funds field trips, visits to Nature’s Classroom, books, learning materials and PTA-sponsored activities like dances and TV Turn-Off Week.

Each school will have a table, and there will be food vendors and entertainment.

Business sponsorship opportunities are available.

Register online at Funds will benefit the school listed at the time of donation.

For more information, contact O’Connor at 203-996-0189.


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