ColorFest Color Run to benefit victims assistance program


    By Carmen Hubbs
    Special to The SUN

    Color Me Cray-Z.

    That’s exactly what we’ll do.

    Get ready for Pagosa’s first-ever 5K ColorFest Color Run. Be transformed into a running rainbow as you run through vibrant colors at each color station you pass.

    Not a runner? No problem. You can walk, skip, hop or roll your way to the finish line.

    This un-timed, non-competitive event is for everyone; whether you’re young or young at heart, you’re going to love it. Add some color to your life and come out for a colorful good time!

    The event begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the athletic field at Town Park. Registration opens at noon, but to guarantee your event T-shirt, we recommend you register early at Also, visit this site for more event details and a map of the course.

    The route is mostly flat, with all paved roads or sidewalks, very few slopes and small inclines. The event is open to all ages and abilities.

    Wear white. The more white you wear, the more we can color you — white shirts, tutus, headbands, bandanas, whatever. And remember, after you’ve been colored, plan to attend Bands, Brews, Etc. (tickets sold separately) to hear live music and find plenty of brews to tantalize your thirsty after-run taste buds. There will be fantastic food and family activities for everyone.

    Proceeds from the Color Run benefit the Archuleta County Victim Assistance Program, a nonprofit organization serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. ACVAP believes everyone has the right to live free from violence and works to end it in our homes and our community.

    Come support an amazing and “colorful” cause at this year’s inaugural ColorFest 5K Color Run/Walk.

    Call 264-9075 for more information.