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Albion will host ‘Color Run’ on June 16 at Bullard Park

Photos by Tom Rivers: Class officers for Albion’s Class of 2019 are looking forward to a June 16 Color Run at Bullard Park that will be a fundraiser for the class and also a chance to bring a fun event to the community. Pictured from left include Kate Krieger, vice president; Hannah VanEpps, secretary; Mckenna Boyer, president; and Yadi Rosario, treasurer.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 May 2018 at 7:33 am

ALBION – A popular event is coming to Bullard Park in Albion at 9 a.m. on June 16. For the first time in Orleans County, there will be a Color Fun Run.

Albion’s Class of 2019 is organizing the event, where participants can run loops at the park while getting sprayed with colored corn starch that easily washes off.

Participants can walk or run 3 miles, or much less.

“The goal is to get as much color as you want,” said Kate Krieger, the class vice president.

The races are popular at Darien Lake and at bigger venues in cities.

“Everywhere they do this is at least 40 minutes away,” said Hannah VanEpps, one of the class officers.

McKenna Boyer, the class president, did a Color Run when she was in middle school. That event was at Monroe Community College. Class Advisor Valerie Pettit also did one with a group of teachers at Darien Lake.

The Class of 2019 has been looking for fundraisers that would offer great bonding moments, and also generate revenue to reduce the costs of the prom next year. Prom tickets are usually $50 to $60. The Class of 2019 is hoping to cut those costs in half next year for the prom.

The Color Run is open to everyone, including people outside of Albion.

Boyer said it will be a festive atmosphere with a DJ, and the freshmen and sophomore classes selling refreshments.

The Color Run includes a race bib, color packet and T-shirt. Click here for more information about registration. The Albion Running Club is helping to organize the event on June 16.

Kate Krieger, Hannah VanEpps, Mckenna Boyer and Yadi Rosario said the Color Run provides a great opportunity for photographs.

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