On Saturday, May 20th, the city of Silverton hosted a Color Fun Run at Ralph Ficke Park. During this event, individuals raced throughout a course in Silverton, while spectators attempted to squirt paint and hoist colored powder packets on the runners. Two races were held; a one-mile race for children under the age of 13, and a 5k for adults. Before each race began, each participant was given a white t-shirt, with the knowledge that it will be filled with color by the time they finish their race.
This fundraising event was organized primarily by the staff at Silverton Elementary, with all collected money going toward supporting the needs of the school. ABC’s Resource Coordinator at Silverton, Cheri Jordan, was heavily involved in planning the logistics of the event, and helped check in all registrants on the day of the event.
In addition to the color races, there were several festivities at Ficke Park to entertain the community, including live music, freshly made food, Kona Ice, carnival games, face painting, and more. High Grain Brewing was also on-site, offering refreshments throughout the beautiful spring day.
In the morning, a one-mile race was held for children. After a brief stretch, led by one of the student leaders at Silverton Elementary, children raced through a course in Ficke Park, as parents and community members cheered them on and covered them with color packets.
In the afternoon, a 5k race was held for participants over the age of 13. This course took racers through the city of Silverton, passing by some of the community’s landmarks, including the Elementary School, the firehouse, and Ficke Park. As individuals raced throughout Silverton, they were again splashed with various paints.
ABC is proud to have been a sponsor and supporter for this amazing event! ABC coordinated with Cheri Jordan to provide free giveaway items for registered participants. This included a free ABC drawstring bag, frisbee, pens, and even mini bluetooth speakers. ABC also provided free t-shirts to all volunteers and staff who worked the event.