Berry held its first ever Color Me Berry Trail Run last weekend.
"The Color Run was a fun experience all the way around. There's nothing like getting fit and colorful with friends," said Michal Ledbetter, a junior exercise science major. "I would do it again in a heartbeat."
"Color Zones" were placed throughout the course, allowing for each color to be showered on the runners through the 5K run. As students, faculty and staff ran through the stations, they were coated with cornstarch dyed pink, green, orange, red, blue, yellow, and purple.
Runners received a white Color Me Berry t-shirt and an after-run celebration paint packet which participants threw into the air creating an explosion of color. At the end of the race, participants were visibly caked in multiple colors from their hair to their shoes, which they wore with pride.
The event was co-sponsored by A New Year A New You, Firsthand4You, and the senior class. The run raised more than $2,500 to benefit Rome Action Ministries, an organization which provides homeless and financially challenged individuals and families with opportunities to transition out of their situations and into an independent lifestyle.
Article by Student Public Relations Assistant Katherine McDonald. Photos by Student Photographers Lauren Neumann, Alyssa Hollingsworth and Alyssa Smith.