Friday, July 18, 2014

“Paint the Town 5k” run returns July 26

Color footrace through Deerfield in Hailey


     Watch out if you don’t want to get painted! The “Paint the Town 5k” is back, returning to Hailey on Saturday, July 26.

     Janel Passey, who just graduated from Wood River High School, held her first Paint the Town 5k as her school senior project over the 2013 Fourth of July holiday. She raised nearly $3,000 for the Higher Ground and Girls on the Run groups.

     Passey said Wednesday, “I am continuing the race again this year with Alexis Gonzalez (an incoming Wood River senior, also a Wolverine runner like Passey). It is taking place July 26 at 10 a.m. Participants should wear a white shirt and some sort of eye protection.”

     That’s because they’re likely to be doused with non-toxic colored powder as part of a tradition that has become pretty popular among U.S. fun runs.

     The Blaine County Autism Spectrum Group will benefit from this year’s untimed 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) color run starting at the high school dirt parking lot and winding through Deerfield/Foxmoor.

     Runners will be coated with holi paint powder at each mile. Only the first 200 participants will be guaranteed to have paint to toss at the race start.

     Cost is $20 adults, $10 youth 17-and-under, and $40 for a family of four. Register through July 25 at imathlete.com/events/paintthetown. Race day registration will be accepted between 9-10 a.m. on July 26, but the fees will increase $5, or $10 for families.




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