Thursday, September 27, 2012

Running Colors 5K to be held in Old Forge

Get ready for the most colorful fun-filled day of the fall as View hosts a new event called “Running Colors.” The event will be held rain or shine on Saturday, October 27 in Old Forge.

Running Colors is a 5K, fun run/walk
that is focused less on speed and more on crazy color fun with friends and family. Color runners are all different ages, shapes, sizes, and speeds; so whether you are a casual morning walker or an all-star athlete, you'll have a great time.

Runners and walkers are encouraged to start out wearing white and will end covered in vibrant hues! While you run or walk the 3.1 mile course, you'll get blasted with color as you go. Every kilometer (so that’s 5 times!), runners will be blitzed with non-toxic, environmentally friendly powdered color. At the finish of the event, there will be a color throwing party followed by a public picnic. Concessions will be available, or you can pack your own picnic.

The first 100 people to register will receive a Running Colors drawstring bag filled with swag, including additional color packets to celebrate with.
Registration is $20, or $25 the day of the event, and free for children 10 and under who are accompanied by a paying adult. To register, visit or call 315-369-6411. To see a map of the course and more details, visit

Check-in will begin at 9 am, with the 5K starting at 11 am. The run/walk will begin and end at the Old Forge Lakefront. The Adirondack course is a great combination of both scenic and flat.
If you think it sounds like fun, but would prefer not to run or walk, then consider volunteering. View needs volunteer color-bombers to toss colors at participants as they go, and there are several other volunteer needs for this event. To volunteer, call View at (315)-369-6411 or email
--Posted by Leslie Bailey, View staff