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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Running with color: Event to raise awareness for breast cancer

  • 5K runs that raise money for various causes are quite popular in the Rolla area. In fact during spring, summer and fall, one is happening just about every weekend, usually at Lions Club Park.
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  • 5K runs that raise money for various causes are quite popular in the Rolla area. In fact during spring, summer and fall, one is happening just about  every weekend, usually at Lions Club Park.
    On Saturday, Nov. 16, another fundraising running event will take place but this time with a different twist. It’s the second annual Color Run which is raising money for the Phelps County Regional Medical Center's breast cancer center.
    It is called a color run because runners will have color thrown at them.
    The run is being organized by Rolla High School's National Honor Society.
    "It's a liquidy powder that is solid until you throw it," explained members of the school's National Honor Society. They are the ones organizing the event.
    Registered runners will be wearing white T-shirts, which will be rainbow-colored shirts when they arrive at the finish line.
    This colorful idea comes from the Indian celebration of Holi. This festival is also known as the festival of colors and is typically celebrated in the spring. During this national holiday, everyone plays, chases and colors each other with dry powder and colored water, with some carrying water guns and colored water-filled balloons for fun.
    The honor society hopes to raise $1,000.  
    Registration for the event is underway. The cost is $20 per runner. For runners under the age of 13 the cost is $10.
    To register visit the Rolla High School counseling center or call The Centre at 364-8222.

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