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Runners are dye-ing for a hunger free Holyoke PDF Print E-mail
Written by Darci Tomky   

Northeast Colorado got a little more colorful Saturday morning, July 26, for the inaugural Color Me for Hunger Free Fun Run. Around 75 runners and walkers participated to raise approximately $2,000 for the Student Council’s Backpack Program at Holyoke schools.

Sporting matching white T-shirts, the runners finished the two-and-a-half-mile race hopefully with a little more color than when they started.

Color filled the skies as participants of all ages kicked off the
inaugural Color Me for Hunger Free Fun Run to benefit the Backpack
Program at Holyoke schools.  —Enterprise photo

Runners and walkers of all ages kicked off the event at the HHS track by launching colored powder into the air. Then the race route took them through the streets of Holyoke, where they were blasted with more color at stations along the way.

Teams of friends, family and even moms pushing strollers kept everyone excited and motivated for the race on a hot, sunny day.

Prizes were awarded to the top runners in two categories. Adult winners were Breanna Phillips in first, Sharon Strauss in second and Erin Vieselmeyer and Clayton Hintz in a tie for third.

The top student runners were Kristin Vieselmeyer in first, Jesse Vasa in second and Miles Sprague in third.

Organizers Summer Maloney and Allie Balog were excited about the turnout for the first-time event, and they hope to make it an annual fundraiser.

Kayla Knight prepares to be splashed with colored powder as she passes through the first checkpoint with volunteers Brook Prottsman and Megan Humphreys at left and Ashley Humphreys at right.  —Enterprise photo


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Holyoke Enterprise July 31, 2014