Georgetown Middle School and Georgetown Elementary School will host their Third Annual “Run for Color” on Saturday, April 8 at 1:00 p.m. on and around the school grounds.
The Georgetown “Run for Color” is the schools’ version of the popular color runs being held throughout the country. This is an un-timed, noncompetitive 5K race in which participants are doused from head to toe in different colors. The run will benefit the Georgetown Middle School track team and programs to promote healthy students at GMS. Proceeds will also be used to help fund literacy programs at Georgetown Elementary School.
This is a perfect race to sign up with friends or in groups, come up with team names, wear the same clothes and post pictures of everyone having fun. All pre-registered participants will receive a commemorative white T-shirt to wear as they run or walk through the 3.1-mile course full of colors.
“I am excited for the Run for Color. Getting covered in color with all of my friends sounds awesome,” said Georgetown Middle School eighth-grader Andrea Araya.
Participants are encouraged to pre-register for the event at www.seashorestriders.com. Follow the link to the event on the website’s Race Schedule. Participants can save money by pre-registering. Early registration on or before April 3 is $10 for students and $20 for adults. After April 4 and on race day, the cost is $15 for students and $25 for adults. Georgetown Middle School is located at 301 West Market Street in Georgetown.
“It is fun to hang with friends while staying active,” said GMS eighth-grader Emma Brewington. “The color keeps you running for more. It was a great time last year.”
“I liked having the colors thrown on me and by the end, I liked my tie-dyed shirt. It was fun and I like to run, so it was an added bonus,” said Ariana Varrato, a Georgetown Elementary student who participated last year.