Color Me United 5K...

  • Running : 5K Run :

Race Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017


Location: Penn Activity Center - William Penn University

Address: 201 Trueblood Avenue

City: Oskaloosa

State/Terr: Iowa

Zip: 52577

Country: USA


Color Me United 5K  | April 29th, 2017

The Color Me United 5K is a color run event hosted by United Way of Mahaska County. Proceeds from this 5K benefit the Oskaloosa chapter of Iowa Reading Corps. The 5K route starts in the William Penn Activity Center (PAC), runs along the MCRF trail, past the Lacey Rec Complex, and back to the PAC. 

The Color Me United 5K is held in conjuction with YMCA Healthy Kids Day, a fun and exciting event for families promoting local healthy living initiatives.

Healthy Kids Day events will be held in the William Penn Activity Center and include numerous free kid-friendly activities such as crafts, balloon animals, games, inflatables, community booths, face painting, raffle prizes, and more. Healthy Kids Day is free and open to everyone!

As always, the United Way is truly grateful for the support from our local business leaders, their employees and families.

Event details and schedule

Event Schedule: April 29th, 2017

  • 7:00 AM - 5K Registration Opens
  • 8:30 AM - Color Me United 5K Starts
  • 8:30 to 11:00 AM - Healthy Kids Day Activities

Parking: Guests for the 5K and Healthy Kids Day may use the PAC parking lot, or street parking along Trueblood Avenue. 

5K Participants:

  • You must register before you start the race! The registration will be located near the starting line. 
  • Wearing sunglasses and sunscreen is recommended.
  • Be sure to wear running shoes and clothes you don't mind getting stained.
  • If you have blonde, or light-colored hair, we recommend wearing a bandana, or using coconut oil in it to make washing out color out later easier. 

Healthy Kids Day Participants: 

  • All guests must sign a event waiver. Volunteers will assist you upon entry into the PAC. 
  • Grab an activities bingo card at the door when you arrive - if you complete all the activities, you get a prize!

For more information regarding this event, contact United Way of Mahaska County at 641-673-6043 or [email protected] 

Other Info:

• 2017 race registration is open.

Registration Information.

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