Annual Colorfest Color Run to benefit Rise Above Violence

    Photo courtesy Rise Above Violence
    Rise Above Violence will again host the 5k Color Run on Sept. 16. The event is a fun run/walk under balloon-filled skies, and will benefit the organization.

    By Ashley Wilson
    Special to The PREVIEW
    Come out Saturday for the annual Colorfest Color Run, a family-friendly fun run.
    You can walk, skip, hop or roll your way to the finish line. This untimed, noncompetitive event is for everyone — from young to the young at heart. You’re going to love it. Add some color to your life and come out for a colorful good time.
    As the balloons rise over the beautiful San Juan River, you will be running/walking your way around the town/Riverwalk through five color stations.
    All proceeds from the Color Run are used to support survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in our community. Rise Above Violence 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 Colorfest 5k Color Run/Walk. Call 264-1129 for more information.
    The event begins at 8 a.m. in Town Park on Saturday, Sept. 16. Registration opens at 7 a.m., 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 and very few slopes and small inclines.
    The event is open to all ages and abilities.
    Don’t forget to wear white. The more white you wear, the more we can color you. White shirts, tutus, headbands, bandannas, whatever.
    And remember, after you’ve been colored, plan to attend the Music and Micro Brew Festival (tickets sold separately) to hear live music and plenty of brews to tantalize your thirsty after-run taste buds. There will be fantastic food and family activities for all, too.