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Color Me Cameron 5K

EVENTS
  • Running: 5K Color Run/Walk
RACE DATE
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Start Time
10:00am
REGISTRATION WEBSITE
Entry Fee
$25 ends March 10th $30 after
Location
Jackson Park
Address
42 1st Street, NW
CITY
Pulaski
STATE/TERR
Virginia
Zip
24301
COUNTRY
USA
Phone
540-980-12736
Description

 - The color crazed "Color Me Cameron" 5th Annual 5K Color Run/Walk is hosted by The Cameron Fitzwater Memorial Scholarship Foundation and Cameron's friends.  For us it's personal...We take color to a whole new level with OVER 5,000 POUNDS of COLOR and 10 COLOR STATIONS! 

It's not about how fast you can go, it's about how much fun you can have!  The "Color Me Cameron" is a Celebration of Life withh a whirlwind of color that will blow you away!

As participants make their way through downtown Pulaski, located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains onto the New River Trail Dora Extension they will be splashed with color from head to toe.  The fun continues after all the runners/walkers complete the route with an Unforgettable After Party including music, dancing, door prizes and an amazing color explosion!  Bring your family and friends and color the day away!

All participant registration fees go directly to the scholarships.  The Cameron Fitzwater Memorial Scholarship Foundation has 0 administration costs and raises all the money needed to pay for the "Color Me Cameron" supplies prior to the event.

The Cameron Fitzwater Memorial Scholarship Foundation was created to celebrate the life of Cameron Taylor Fitzwater by allowing his life and aspirations to live on by helping others pursue their dreams of higher education as he had planned to do in the Fall of 2012.  It is about turning tradgedy into triumph while developing community spirit and giving.

Four $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually in Cameron's memory to Pulaski County High School graduating seniors who best meet the scholarship criteria.

Cameron, touched many lives in his short time here on earth and continues to touch lives today through the good works he left behind and the legacy he left in the hearts of all who knew him.  He is remembered for his adventurous spirit, his outgoing personality, his sense of humor, his love of life, his huge bear hugs, and his contagious smile.  He inspired others to love God, appreciate nature, live big, dream big, embrace their fears, and to never give up.  Cameron wrote, "Kindle the fire within yourself.  Use it's light to stay the path.  no matter how hard it gets stay ever cheerful."  This is how Cameron lived his life every day.  

Course Info

Route

• Start:  42 1st Street, NW 
• Right on Jefferson Avenue 
• Right on East Main Street 
• Loop onto West Main Street 
• Left on Dora Highway 
• Left on New River Trail Dora Extension (Cool Springs Entrance) 
• Cross onto Commerce Street 
• Right on Jefferson Avenue 
• Right on 1st Street, NW to Finish Line 

Directions

From I-81 south Exit 94 and I-81 North, Exit 94B

• Bear onto Rt.99 
• Stay straight 
• Left on Washington Avenue 
• Jackson Park is on the right

From Blacksburg/Christiansburg

• Peppers Ferry Road (Rt. 114) 
• Right on Rt. 11 
• Stay Straight 
• Bear Left at Blinking light onto Washington avenue 
• Jackson Park is on the right.

Parking Available

The Raymond F. Ratcliffe Transportation Museum (Cross RR Tracks on the right pass Jackson Park) 
Pulaski Historic Train Station (Cross RR Tracks, on the left pass Jackson Park)

Please do not park on 1st Street, NW
Other Info

Registration Fees:

• Early Registration ends March 10th: $25
• March 11th - Day of the event:  $30 
• Kids 10 and Under Free with a paid accompanied adult

Participant Packet 

• T-shirt for paid participants (t-shirts for kids 10 and Under can be purchased on online registration site)
• Individual Color Pack
• Event wristband
• Raffle ticket

We want to ensure that everyone receives a "Color Me Cameron" t-shirt.  We can only guarantee t-shirt sizes for participants who have pre-registered before March 10th.  There will be t-shirts available onsite but there is no guarantee that your size will be available.  

Participant Packets can be picked up on Friday, March 31st, between 4:30pm - 7:30pm at the Pulaski County Library (60 3rd Street, NW Pulaski) or at the Pre-Registration Table beginning at 7:30am (April 1st) 

Reminder:

If you pick up your Participant Packet Friday remember to wear your wristband to the event.  
Bring your Raffle Ticket with you to the event for your chance to win a Door Prize

2017 race registration is open

Registration Information
PREVIOUS RESULTS

2013:  421 participants
2014:  543 participants
2015:  773 participants
2016:  902 participants

20 $1,000 scholarships have been awarded to date.  

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