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Running Colors 5K hits Old Forge for third time this October

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OLD FORGE — Running Colors 5K, a fun run/walk, will be held rain or shine, Saturday, Oct. 18. Check in will begin at 9 a.m., with the 5K starting at 11 a.m. The 5K will begin and end at the Old Forge Lakefront. The Adirondack course is a great combination of both scenic and flat.

Running Colors is a unique 3.1-mile fun run and walk that is focused less on speed and more on crazy color fun with friends and family. Color runners are all different ages, shapes, sizes, and speeds. While running or walking the 3.1-mile course, participants get blasted with color as you go. Every kilometer runners will be blitzed with non-toxic, environmentally-friendly powdered color.

Runners and walkers are encouraged to start out wearing white and end covered in vibrant hues. At the finish of the event, there will be a color-throwing party followed by a public picnic. Concessions will be available, or you can pack your own picnic.

Registration is $30 pre-race until Oct. 16, or $35 Oct. 17 until the day of the event, and free for children 10 and younger who are accompanied by a paying adult. Proceeds will benefit View, the arts center in Old Forge. For more information, to see a map of the course or to register, visit www.viewarts.org or call 369-6411.

View needs volunteer color-bombers to toss colors at participants as they go. To volunteer, call View at 369-6411, ext. 211, or email jconnerty@viewarts.org.

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