Walkers and runners of all ages are encouraged to participate in the first 5K Kaleidoscope Fun Run to support the Brainerd campus of Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge.
The event will be held in conjunction with the Walk for Hope in memory of John P. Sullivan on Saturday, Aug. 3. The start/finish line will be at the big-top tent located near the corner of Berrywood Drive and College Drive in Baxter.
This un-timed event has multiple “color” stations for runners along the route — College Drive west to Evergreen, south to Highway 48, east to Berrywood and return to the tent, wearing a rainbow of colors on complimentary T-shirts. A special “festival of colors” will occur at the conclusion of the fun run.
Walkers will use the same 5K route. A one-mile walk around the Berrywood neighborhood has been designed for youth and seniors.
Runners and walkers may enter as individuals or as teams of friends, neighbors, families, sports teams, scouts, church groups and co-workers by calling the Teen Challenge campus at 218-833-8777.
Entry fee is $20 per person (kids under 5 are free). Those entered by July 22 will receive a free T-shirt.
Refreshments will be served after the run, and several water stations will be located along the route.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. Opening ceremonies are at 9 a.m. with the run/walk blast-off following.
Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge assists teens and adults in gaining freedom from chemical addictions and other life-controlling problems by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.