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Color Splash 5K to be held Saturday

Posted 7/26/16 (Tue)

Color Splash 5K to be held Saturday

By Carrie Sandstrom
Crosby’s second annual Color Run will happen this Saturday starting at 10 a.m.
The 5K run will start at St. Luke’s Medical Center and end at the Crosby splash pad. Planning committee member Marlo Stubbs said they’re still working on the exact route, but the final route will hopefully avoid the most torn up roads.
The money raised by the color run will be donated to the Crosby Kids Daycare to buy playground equipment for the new facility. Stubbs said the money will follow the trend of last year’s donation of almost $10,000 to the park board to help with the splash pad.
“Everything that we’re going to do for the color splash everywhere will somehow be tied to kids,” Stubbs said. “That’s kind of our main focus -- kids activities in town.”
Last year’s run brought out around 100 participants, despite rain. Stubbs said this year the planning committee is hoping for 200 participants.
After the run there will be music, games and food at the Swimming Pool Park. 
Stubbs encourages people to stay and socialize afterward, recommending folks bring  clothes to change into after the run. She recommends wearing white for the event, as “it’s more fun” because it shows the colors better.
The cost to participate is $25 for individuals 12 years and older, $15 for kids ages 6 to 11, and free for those under the age of 5. Kids are allowed to use bikes, if they’d like, and parents can walk with strollers.
There will be day of registration Saturday morning. For folks planning to register at the event, Stubbs recommends arriving between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
Otherwise, online registration is available at CrosbyColorSplash.eventbrite.com.