Union County High School’s Track and Field program has set a date for their My School Color Run. The big day will be Saturday, March 11, 2017. This is a 5K event and participants can run or walk the 3.1 miles.
The starting point will be from the Union County High School’s back parking lot, up to the Union County Court House on Main Street, and then back to the high school football field. One lane of Main Street will be closed for the event, which was approved by Maynardville City Council last year.
The entry fee is $25.00. Registration forms are available at any Union County School, but the forms must be returned to the high school either by mail or in person. You can also register for the event online at www.eventbrite.com and then search for “Union County High School Track and Field My School Color Run” in the search bar.
The registration fee covers a t-shirt, two different check points where participants are sprayed with liquid color, and a dry color at the finish line to finish dazzling up the participant’s shirts.
There is a catch though, there must be 100 participants registered by February 24, 2017 for the event to be able to follow through. The Track and Field Coach, Aileen Beeler, says that so far around 60 people have registered. Around 40 more are still needed. If enough participants are not reached, Beeler says that those who have registered will receive a complete refund. We Union Countians can’t let this event be canceled though.
Beeler is assisted by the progras other coach, Kristen Wilson. Beeler says that they have set a challenge to local businesses. Union County businesses have been challenged to see which business can get the most employees to participate in the color run.
This event will assist the Track and Field program in purchasing new hurdles and some needed training gear. Beeler says that the program has about 20 members now, and this event isn’t just to earn money for the program; she says that she wants this run to get community involvement and promote a healthy lifestyle for all of Union County.
Since challenges have been made, I want to make one of my own. I challenge all of Union County’s Law Enforcement Officers, who are not on duty that day, to participate.
Beeler says that the event will take place, rain or shine. Let’s get moving and colorful while supporting Union County’s children. What do ya say?