LEWISBURG — The Lewisburg Community Park was the site of a colorful fundraising event on Saturday, May 21, when the Tri-County North Schools held its first “My Color Run.”
Part of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The Color Run was sponsored by the Class of 2018.
“We have a tenth grade student who has diabetes, as well as a seventh grader and a freshman at Tri-County North and we thought that would be a good cause to donate to,” Stephanie Caudill, class advisor for the Class of 2018, said.
The My Color Run program aims to go beyond traditional fundraising. Rather than sell goods, this program aims to engage the entire student body in a fitness initiative to instill a lifelong healthy way of living, according to organizers.
The event drew nearly 150 runners.
“I think for the first time running this event the support from the community was amazing,” Caudill said. “Even through the inclement weather people still showed up and they were patient with us. I think that moving forward there’s a couple of things we would change, but overall it has been a very valuable experience.”
The “fun run” was not timed. Racers ran through several color stations along the course and ended with a color toss.
“We would love to make this an annual event and pass it off once the Class of 2018 graduates. We would love for somebody else to take it over,” Caudill said.
Caudill estimated the event made close to $2,000.
Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4056 or on Twitter @emowen_RH.