Del Oro Color Run event Friday for all community membersBy: Carol Percy, Reporter
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What: Del Oro High School Color Run race
When: Starts 6 p.m. Friday
Where: Del Oro High School track, 3301 Taylor Road
For runners who missed sign-ups for the annual Go the Distance relay race, they can still be part of Friday’s annual fundraiser.
Begun in 2010 by ultra-runner Greg Bomhoff, the Go the Distance race so far has raised $300,000. Event proceeds benefit students in the Loomis Unified School District and Del Oro High School, according to Jane Runte, a Del Oro High School junior and Go the Distance events organizer.
While the Go the Distance race deadline was May 4, the Color Run Adventure Challenge Friday is open. The 24-hour Go The Distance race is from Friday to Saturday.
The Color Run Adventure Challenge race Friday at the high school track is new this year.
The Go the Distance and Color Run races are presented by the Loomis Basin Education Foundation in coordination with Del Oro High School and the Women’s Athletic Club, according to Runte. Color Run Adventure Challenge race is sponsored by Raw Fit Training and Del Oro High’s Women’s Athletic Club
The race’s purpose is to inspire the Loomis Community to “Go the Distance” for local children. The event goal is to raise awareness about the positive impact health and fitness has on youth, while raising funds to help support future Loomis Union School District programs, according to gothedistancerun.com.
The Go The Distance and Color Run events “are a great way to be part of the Loomis community” and support local schools, according to Runte.
“I'm really glad that I can be a part of organizing something so inclusive and exciting,” Runte aid.
The event includes deejay music, food trucks and a 24-hour snack bar.
Del Oro freshman Caiden Macktinger said the race offers an opportunity to bond with friends, make new relationships and have a fun experience.
“It shows that you care about schools near here and shows you want to be a part of the community,” Macktinger said.
The one-mile Color Run “will have obstacles, a foam dance party and more,” Runte said.
Registration for the Color Run Adventure Challenge is open until race time. The Color Run costs $25 per person, according to Runte.
The school will have restrooms available, ample parking and lighting on the track, Runte said.
The track is at 3301 Taylor Road in Loomis and the parking lot is accessible off Boyington Road.
“The race will take place rain or shine and no refunds will be granted,” Runte said.
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