Color run raises money for future school events

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Color run raises money for future school events

Photo by Azriela Paras.

Photo by Azriela Paras.

Photo by Azriela Paras.

Photo by Azriela Paras.

The Husky Hustle is an annual thing, but this year it had a slight twist. The participants of the run were doused in color at the end of the run.

The Husky Hustle Color Run took place Saturday, March 30. Over 126 people participated according to Leadership teacher Michael Connally who organized the event. The run was 1.5 miles long and took place around the campus.

Registration started at 8 a.m. and the run started at nine. Registration was $25 for an adult to participate, $20 for a teenager and $15 for kids six to ten years old. Early registration for the event started in late November and ended Feb. 3. If participants registered early then they received a discounted Husky Color Run shirt, a color packet and a race bib.

Leadership prepared for this event for a couple of months prior to it taking place. This was leadership’s biggest fundraising event of the year. The proceeds will be used to pay for items used in events like the pep rally such as blacklights, glow sticks, and bubble soccer.

Leadership invited everyone to participate and have fun.

“This event is less about how many miles you’re running and more about how much fun you’re having,” Connally said.

Leadership encouraged companies to sponsor the event. Sponsorships of $50 or more got their name on the back of the Husky Hustle t-shirt.

“I was really pleased with how many students and teachers came with their families to the event,” Connally said. “It was great to see us all come together in the community to do something fun.”

Some of the teachers who participated included CTE teacher Brock Shipley and Spanish teacher Joan Viteri.  

Shipley brought his family to the event for their first time and said they all enjoyed every moment of it.

“I’ve done a couple 5K’s before and it’s a great thing to do as a family,” Shipley said. “I brought my two kids and they really enjoyed playing with the color at the end.”

Shipley said his family was one of the last to finish since they let the kids dictate their speed, but they weren’t alone.

“Lots of parents were walking the event with their kids,” Shipley said. “It was a great day to get out and enjoy the sunshine.”

A couple of families brought their pets to the event, which Shipley said made the event much more fun for the younger kids.

“One [dog] was covered in color at the end which the kids definitely enjoyed.”