By Jesse Wilson
Franklin College is set to host its first ever Color Run this Wednesday.
A color run is a long distance run that brings in a creative twist to the simplistic idea of 5k runs. While running, there will be different checkpoints that will douse runners in colors of died cornstarch paint.
There will be five stations that will have a different color through out the run. Each color will be hosted by a different organization. The organizations will talk about the use of different colors and the diversity it represents. The organizations that will attend are FC Greek Life, Boys and Girls Club, SASOM, InterFaith and the Grizzly Pride Alliance.
A group of leadership students are hosting this event. The group chose this to be their semester project. Senior Alex VanCleve, freshmen Marrisa Hendrickson and Emily Miller and junior Chelsea Howell are involved.
“We are looking forward to the run. We have around 100 people registered already so with walk ups hopefully we will be around 150 people” Howell said.
The run will begin in Province Park, which is just off the college campus. There will be a marked path for runners to follow.
“Anyone can come” said Miller said. “We will have everyone from college students, parents and kids. This run is for serious runners all the way to those who just want to walk the course.”
Miller said she would advise participants to wear white shirts and old shoes. “The cornstarch will come out if you wash the clothes right away but if not it will stain.”
The run begins at 5 p.m.