We are excited to announce the first Annual ColorCollierHealthyRUN, a non competitive family friendly event will be Saturday, May 18th, 2013 at the North Collier Regional Park. Runners and walkers will begin the 2 mile run/walk clean. At the first station participants will be splattered in Highlighter Yellow, at the second, they will doused in Caribbean blue, followed by orange, green, hot pink and purple. ColorCollierHealthyRUN is all about getting out and having silly, colorful fun!!!
REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.GCRUNNER.ORG
SPACE LIMITED – 500 PARTICIPANTS!! Sold Out
SHIRTS and SUNGLASSES GUARANTEED FOR REGISTRANTS!
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 537-3436 or by e-mail at Info@safehealthychildren.org
Special thanks to Gulf Coast Runners for partnering with us to make this event possible.
When: Friday, May 17th, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Naples on the Run, 2116 Tamiami Trail N. next to TGI Friday’s.
What: Event shirt & sunglasses
What to bring: Confirmation ticket – If you need to pick up a packet for a friend, be sure to have their confirmation ticket as well. If you can’t locate your ticket it is possible for us to look up your information but that can take longer so it’s best to bring your ticket.
*We highly recommend coming to packet pickup on Friday. If you can’t come, it would be a good idea to have a friend pick up your packet for you. (They will need your race ticket).
If picking up your packet on Friday is not an option, you may pick it up the morning of the event starting at 8:00 a.m.
When: Saturday, May 18th, 2013
Venue: North Collier Regional Park 5000 Livingston Rd, Naples, FL
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
8:00 AM – Packet pick-up
9:00 AM – Race begins
9:30 – 11:00 – Finish line party
There will be multiple 3 color stations throughout the course. This is where you’ll be blasted with a variety of colors. As with any substance, you’ll want to keep it out of your eyes and mouth. Many of our runners choose to where glasses or protective eyewear to protect their eyes and a bandanna to keep the color out of their mouths. The color we use is made in the USA and is 100% safe.
Do not stop in the color stations. This will prevent a bottleneck for runners behind you. Don’t worry there will be plenty of color throughout the course and at the finish line party.
FINISH LINE PARTY
After crossing the finish line, please clear the finish line area so you don’t block other runners coming through the finish line. There will be water available for you at the finish line.
At the finish line party we’ll have a color throw. This is where you’ll want to use your color pack! Extra color packs will be available for sale but they are first-come, first-serve $3.00 each.
WALKING / RUNNING / DANCING / SKIPPING
We encourage dancing and skipping to your hearts delight, especially at the finish line party.
If you decide to walk, be respectful of those behind you that may want to pass. In other words, don’t block the course.
Water and fruit will be provided at the finish line area only! – Courtesy of Whole Foods Market.
Wear clothes you don’t mind getting color on, the color comes out for the most part, but that’s not a guarantee. For individuals with light colored hair worried about the color not coming out should use a leave in conditioner, or use a light oil (coconut oil or olive oil) in your hair. Some of the colors can take a few days to fully wash out of your hair, particularly if you have bleached blonde hair.
We recommend bringing something to protect your car for the ride home. A towel or garbage bag to sit on will do the trick and will prevent your car from getting as colorful as you.
The sooner you clean up, the easier the color comes off. But before jumping in the shower, dust off as much of the dry powder as possible. You can try adding a little baking soda to your body wash for those areas where the color is a little tough to clean.
The event will take place rain or shine. Course adjustments will be made as necessary to provide the best experience possible for all participants.
For more information about the ColorCollierHealthyRUN, please call us or e-mail us at: 239-537-3436 and Info@safehealthychildren.org.
The Color Collier Healthy Run event is an effort to increase physical activity and decrease the threat of obesity among kids.
Did you know? Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 20% in 2008. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to 18% over the same period.
Thanks to Gulf Coast Runners, Early Learning Coalition of SW Florida, Collier County Health Department, Whole Foods Market, Collier County Parks & Recreation, North Naples, Fire Rescue, Pelican Larry’s Raw and Bar, Univision SW Florida, B103.9, Mason Classic Academy, Wal-Mart and Key Club International for making this event possible.
100 % of the proceeds will go to the Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition of Collier County.
The Coalition provides a conduit for coordinating individuals, agencies and businesses to address the major issues adversely impacting Collier County youth. NCH Healthcare System is proud to serve as the lead partner of this engaged and enthusiastic group.
For more information on the Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition of Collier County, call 239-537-3436 or visit the Coalition’s website at www.SafeHealthyChildren.org.