ELIZABETHOWN — The United Way of Bladen County is gearing up for its Crazy Fun 5K Color Run & Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Elizabethtown Industrial Park. The race is in conjunction with Bladen County 4-H and proceeds benefit the United Way of Bladen County.
The event was originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3, but had to be rescheduled when Hurricane Joaquin drenched the county that weekend.
“Everything was perfect (that weekend) except the hurricane,” said Bob Mundy, one of the race’s organizers.
Now with Hurricane Joaquin a long ago memory and a weather forecast filled with sun with high temperatures predicted to reach 70 degrees, organizers are getting excited.
Mundy said that volunteers are ready to go and organizers are pleased with support the event is receiving.
“We’ve got 100 people signed up,” said Mundy.
He said that race registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the race getting underway at 9 a.m. Each participant will receive a race number, a white T-shirt and special color-run sunglasses.
Everyone is welcome to come out and attend the event. Folks are encouraged to cheer on their friends, co-workers and loved ones as they run or walk, said Mundy.
For those who are unfamiliar with a color run, there will be six stations set up around the course and, as participants pass by each station, they will be “painted.” The idea is to get as many different colors on the shirt as possible by the end of the course, said Mundy. The colors consist of a mixture of dry tempra paint and corn starch.
Mundy said organizers are looking forward to a great event and are excited about the number of participants entered.
For information about the event, call 910-876-3720.
Erin Smith can be reached by calling 910-862-4163.