5K Run Bringing Color to Hollingsworth Saturday

Be prepared to see bursts of color along Lake Hollingsworth Saturday morning as participants in the annual Loop the Lake 5k run get blasted with colored powder during the race.

The event, sponsored by the Kappa Delta sorority at Florida Southern College, takes place Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. and costs $30 for regular registration, $20 for FSC students and $15 for children.

Proceeds raised through donations, sponsorships and registrations go to agencies fighting child abuse: 80 percent to Heartland for Children and 20 percent to Prevent Child Abuse America.

Color Run
Runners at a Color Run event in New York City in 2013. Brian Kingsley

This year, the sorority decided to make the 5k a color run. “This year is our 10th year putting on Loop the Lake, so to celebrate we wanted to do something new and exciting which is how the color aspect was added,” Kappa Delta philanthropy chair Anna Burns said. “We think it will be a great addition and draw a younger crowd to the race, ultimately raising more money for such an awesome cause.”

A color run is an event where “runners are showered with colored powder, made of food-grade corn starch, at stations along the run,” according to Wikipedia.

Registration for the event opened in November and closes online Thursday at 8 a.m. People who still wish to participate in the race can register on-site Saturday morning.

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