Staff Report

Creating some fun colorful memories is as close as your own backyard. The third annual Color “Your Egg” Run is coming to Newsome High School (NHS), located at 16550 FishHawk Blvd. in Lithia on Saturday, March 26 beginning at 8 a.m. It’s guaranteed to bring color – lots of color -into your world. Participants are asked to dress up for the event in tutus, grass skirts and fun head wear. It’s a race where fun rules. All proceeds go to benefit Seeds of Hope.

According to Leda Eaton with Seeds of Hope, “If you’ve never been to a color run, now is the time to check it out. Most color runs happen near big cities, which mean a long drive, parking issues and crowds. Why go to that hassle when a color run is happening in Lithia?” 

The Newsome and Randall Seeds of Hope Clubs are leading the effort to create the charity run. 

A typical color run is a 5k race but the Newsome run will be a 5k run/walk with some added shortcuts in case participants only want to go a mile. It is perfect for adults and kids. The best part is that both courses, the 5k and the mile, will go through each color station. So whether you go on the long run or the shorter, you’ll get the exact same amount of color.

What happens at a color station? You get showered with color…colored cornstarch to be exact.  It is biodegradable and food safe so it will be completely harmless. As you run through the station, volunteers will be aiming to turn your white egg themed event T-shirt the color of the station sponsor: pink, blue, green, purple, orange, and yellow.  By the end of the race, you will be looking like a very colorful egg.

After the race, there is a big party. The Color Run Bunny will be demonstrating how to bunny hop it out to the Electric Slide. New this year, NHS students will be sponsoring an Egg Hunt for little ones and an Egg Toss contest for kids of all ages. 

After registering, there are some things to keep in mind and bring to the event. You will need to have towels, sunglasses or goggles, and a plastic sealable bag to protect your camera/phone.

Registration is $25 per participant. Children 5 and under are free with a paying adult. Event T-shirts, color packets and bibs will be given to up to 500 participants. Register today at www.coloryoureggrun.com.