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Academy of Finance to host second-annual "My School Color Run"

Race check in will begin at 8:45 a.m. and the run will start at 10 a.m.

Nov. 6, 2016

The students of the Monticello High School Academy of Finance (AOF) will host the inaugural community wide My School Color Run on Sunday, May 21, from 8:45 a.m. – noon, to help raise money for AOF scholarship funds.

My School Color Run is an untimed 5-kilometer fun run for all ages that ends in a joyous blast of color. Participants will receive a t-shirt, sunglasses, a color pack and admittance to the after-party.

Along the route, groups of students will be showering participants with colored powder at four checkpoints, making it a “colorful experience.” The color will wash off easily and will not stain clothes. The color is created from Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved food dye (red, blue, yellow, and green), mixed with water and sprayed through a 1-gallon sprayer.

Additionally, each participant will be provided with a single powder color packet that will be thrown in the air at the final color celebration at the end of the finish line. This color, also approved by the FDA, is made from food grade cornstarch. Participants with asthma or ‘dust’ allergies should remain away from the powder area. Sunglasses will be provided to all participants and must be worn during the run.

Following the run, participants are encouraged to stay for the AOF’s Color Celebration which will feature a live DJ, refreshments, food available for sale, and several vendor booths.

Participants who register before April 21 will receive a race bib, color packet, t-shirt, sunglasses and a race bag in their registration packet. Registration packets may be picked up on Friday, May 19 from 2-6 p.m. inside the high school gym, or on the day of the event.

 Click here to register online. Paper entry forms are also available at the high school by request.

Follow the MHS My Color Run on Twitter @AOFColorRun