YMCA to sponsor fundraising Color Run


The Harrison Family YMCA will sponsor its first Color Run 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run Fundraiser on Sept. 23 at N.C. Wesleyan College.


From Contributed Reports

Monday, July 17, 2017

The Harrison Family YMCA will sponsor its first Color Run 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run Fundraiser on Sept. 23 at N.C. Wesleyan College.

The day will kick off at 7:30 a.m. with registration, color kit pick up, family games and activities and fun with sponsor vendors. The 1 Mile Fun Run will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the legendary Mascot Race, and the 5K starts at 9 a.m.

The YMCA and Wesleyan also encourage participants to stick around after the 5K for raffles with super cool prizes, celebration and the Battling Bishops home football game at 1 p.m.

The past two years, the YMCA has co-presented the Light up the Runway Glow Run with the Wilson YMCA at the Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport. As a spin-off from the very unique and fun Glow Run, the Rocky Mount YMCA decided to change up the scenery to a local college and include family activities, blasts of crazy colors at every corner while you run or walk and a more intentional opportunity to learn about what the YMCA does for the community and how they create a place for all.

The purpose of this healthy and fun activity is to provide access to more community members for YMCA programs and services they need, to better improve their lives. All proceeds will go solely to the YMCA’s Annual Campaign, allowing the Y to make sure their doors or open to all.

The Color Run’s registration fees are $20 for the 5K, which includes entry to the 1 Mile Fun Run, a medal and a color kit. Color kits include one packet of color, a T-shirt, a pair of sunglasses and other goodies from sponsors. If you want to do the 1 Mile only, the cost will be just $15 with the color kit or $5 if you don’t wish to have the color kit. All 1 Mile participants will also receive an award. There is also a chance to purchase extra T-shirts for $10 or extra color packets for $3.

Community members are encouraged to go ahead and register online at www.harrisonfamilyy.org/events/chance-all-color-run. You must register by Aug. 23 to guarantee a T-shirt. You may also register at the YMCA, and pre-registration will close at 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 20. Color Kit Pick Up will take place on Sept. 22. Details and location will be announced once confirmed. Prices will increase by $10 for the 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run with the color kit, if you decide to register the day of at the event.

The YMCA also has sponsorship opportunities available beginning at the $100 level up to the $800 level. All sponsorships include a chance to advertise your business or organization to the hundreds of runners and the thousands of members in the YMCA.

The top sponsorship level includes an individual sponsor sign at one of the color blast/water stations on the course, a sign at the color kit pick up the day before the event, a large logo on the finish line banner, welcome signs, promotional posters, event webpage, event Facebook page, other social media sites, and on the back of the race T-shirt. It also includes a small promotional item in the color kit bags, DJ announcements, a vendor booth and eight free 5K entries.

For more information, visit www.harrisonfamilyY.org or contact the YMCA at 252-972-96