Bring awareness to all types of cancer and join in the fun at Paint the Town 5K Color Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 14, in Mattoon.
Sponsored by Sarah Bush Lincoln, Paint the Town begins at 8 am at KC Summers on Broadway Ave., following an established “Run for the Bagel” route through Lytle Park and ending at the Mattoon Area Family YMCA. The run will feature the opportunity to run through “color” and hosts water stops at two locations.
Participants and supporters are encouraged to wear a tutu representing a color of the cancer they want to honor. A limited number of tutus will be available for $10 at the event.
Race Director and SBL Healthy Communities Director Laura Bollan said, “People who participated in the event last year had a great deal of fun, dressing in colorful and entertaining outfits and running and walking with friends and family members. We are looking forward to a great event again this year expanding the before and after race activities.”
Following the run/walk, those who wish to celebrate with their friends, family and other participants may do so near the finish line. The “after party” will include inflatables for kids, food, a place to sit and visit under a tent and photo opportunities with a balloon ribbon, as well as other fun activities.
The cost of the family-friendly run is $20. Participants can register at www.sarahbush.org. Children and strollers are welcome.
For more information about the run, call Laura Bollan, race director at 217 345-6828.