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Color Me Courageous Run next weekend, registrations still accepted PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 September 2015 20:58

By Sheri Hink-Wagner

The Wauneta Breeze

Although preregistration has closed for the Nebraska Kids TRUTH (Tell, Respond, Understand, Treat, Heal) Campaign’s Color Me Courageous Run, registrations are still being accepted.

The run will be held in Imperial on Saturday, Oct. 3 beginning at 10 a.m. MT/11 a.m. CT with a kids’ one-mile color run, followed by a 5k color run for adults. Walkers are also encouraged to sign up.

Kids’ carnival

A new feature of the run/walk this year is a kids’ carnival, which will be held after the kids’ color run. The carnival will provide a safe place for children from pre-kindergarten through pre-teens to play while their parents partake in the 5k color run for adults.

The kids’ carnival will feature a variety of games such as sack races, a bean bag toss and a duck pond. There will also be an educational component to the carnival including a spinning wheel which will land on different colors and game leaders will ask children different questions about body safety.

The group will also hand out flyers about body safety at the event. All children who participate in the carnival will receive prizes.

Still time to register

Co-organizer Dave Vrbas said registrations have been received, but not in the numbers they hoped for. He emphasized those who would like to participate in the run/walk or who would like to support the organization may still register through the day of the event.

He went on to say that although event t-shirts can only be guaranteed for those who preregistered, there are still a few t-shirts available for those who register soon.

This year’s t-shirts have a fun coloring book theme. Participants will be able to pick up their event packets the night before and then color their own t-shirts prior to the event on Saturday.

The quickest way to register and/or get more information about the run/walk is through the group’s Facebook page at

Funds used for education and support

The funds raised at last year’s round of color runs have been used to support families in crisis. Soon, the group will also begin distribution of pamphlets focusing on body safety to preschools across the state.

“We’re excited to get started on the educational component of our mission,” Vrbas said.

Funds raised from the color runs and donations to the group will be used in support of the Nebraska Kids TRUTH Campaign’s mission which advocates for Nebraska children who suffer from any type of abuse.

Contact Heidi Anderson at 308-883-1079 for more information.