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May 1, 2016 • 12 p.m. • Westville Recreation Area • Southbridge/Sturbridge

2016 5K Color Run/Walk

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We hope you had a blast at this year’s Color Run/Walk. We worked hard to try and make things as smooth as possible with such a large crowd.

With your help, more than 700 people attended our event. Together, we raised more than $14,000 toward our dual diagnosis unit in Webster.

The official online photo gallery can be found be clicking here.

There are more than 350 images online  and you can order your favorite prints right through Nonni Photography.



We appreciate all the feedback on our survey, as well. We have startd to have some very constructive conversations already about next year’s event. We hope for a bigger and better 2017, so stay in the know by liking our Facebook page.

Many thanks,
The Harrington Team


**Important 5K Announcements**

Click here for a printable Donation Form.
Click here for the 5K Route Map.

About the Event

Our 5K will feature four color stations – Blue, Yellow, Purple, and Green

The Course: Our 5K will take participants through the Westville Dam area, with a lot of the course on a flat trail. The course does not include public roads.

Please wear supportive shoes, watch your footing as you run or walk, and be mindful if you have pets or children with you.

How Do I Prepare for the Color?

First, you don’t need to be a runner! This event is about fun, awareness, family and health. Walkers, have no fear! The event is not timed and the only expectation we have is for everyone to have fun.

There are some things you should probably keep in mind, though:

While the color powder DOES wash off, it tends to temporarily stain clothes and shoes (especially blue!). For this reason, we advise you to keep your ‘Sunday best’ at home. Certainly, wear white – it makes the experience so much better – but bring shorts, running pants, or T-shirts that you don’t need for a job interview on Monday morning. (If you signed up in time, you will get a T-shirt to wear that day!

Protect your face. This isn’t mandatory, but we might advise you to wear cheap, oversized sunglasses, headbands, or some other form of protecting your eyes and mouth. The color will not intentionally be thrown above the shoulders, but it is powder and it tends to drift.

There WILL be alternatives to going through the color stations. So if you are bringing children, have pets, strollers, or just don’t feel like becoming a human tie-dye, that’s OK, too. You will simply make your away around the color barriers along the route.

Leave your iPod or iPhone in the car! Or, at the very least, protect your electronics by putting it in a zip lock bag. Otherwise, it will get ‘decorated’!

Bring a towel or a change of clothes. When you’re ready to go home, you don’t want to re-upholster your car seats.

We obtain our color from PurColor, Inc., based out of Colorado.
Their celebration powder is made up of cornstarch and FD&C colorants. You can view their MDS sheet here.



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