Wesleyan to Hold Sprint for the Spectrum 5k Color Run

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

West Virginia Wesleyan College’s WE LEAD Children and Youth, in conjunction with Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, will hold a 5k walk/run to benefit the Special Olympics of Upshur County and Autism Speaks on Sunday, April 7.

Participants will be splashed with a different color every kilometer of the race, so organizers ask that all participants wear white or your given event shirt and shorts or pants you do not mind getting some color on.  There will be water and snacks provided after the event.

The event will begin with registration at 11:30 a.m. at the fountain oval on the College’s campus.  The race will begin at 1:10 p.m. with speakers Susan O’Dell with the Special Olympics and Morgan Hobbs with Autism Speaks and Alpha Xi Delta to follow.  Autism awareness and Special Olympics items will be sold to help raise money for the organizations. There will also be prizes for the top runners, including a $100 Sheetz gift certificate.

Schedule of events:

11:30-12:30- Registration, Raffles Opened, and runners to checkpoint

12:30- First Wave Sent off

12:40- Second Wave Set off

12:50- Third Wave set off (Walkers Start)

1:00- Fourth Wave set off

1:10- Last Wave Set off

1:10- 2:20- RACE TIME

2:30- Speakers

– Susan O’Dell (Special Olympics)

–Morgan Hobbs (Autism Speaks and Alpha Xi Delta)

2:45- Winners Announced: top runners and raffle tickets

Registration fees are $15 for adults, $10 for students, and $5 for children 12 years and under.  To register, please email Cassie Curtis at curtis_cj@wvwc.edu for a registration form.  Participants can also register immediately prior to the race.