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 events.myschoolcolorrun.com/event/NorthHavenMSCR. Funds will benefit the school listed at the time of donation.
For more information, contact O’Connor at 203-996-0189.