1st Annual Katy Color Run
Attracts 700

| May 1, 2017

Having fun with colored chalk at the Katy Color Run.

Having fun with colored chalk at the Katy Color Run.

Fun Event Benefited Three Local Service Organizations

More than 700 local residents atten­ded the first annual Katy Color Run on March 25. The event benefited three local organizations: Christ Clinic, Clothed by Faith and Hope Impacts. The event got off to a colorful start with a 1K Kids’ Dash and was followed by a chalk- filled 5K. The run was held at the APEX medical building at 25277 Kingsland Boulevard in Katy.

Jackson Potter, 12 and Alexia Diermeier, 15 were the top male and female finishers in the 5K. Potter finished with a time of 19:47 and Diermeier clocked in at 21:58. Paloma Medrano, 8 and Kian Ghilzadeh, 11 were the winners of the Kids’ Dash 1K.

Entertainment at the post-race party included performances by Marshall Camp and Mark Wells and featured fitness demonstrations by the Katy Main Street YMCA. Talented local chalk artists created colorful masterpieces. Several local vendors attended the event and offered complimentary beverages and snacks to runners and spectators. A kids’ zone had games, face painting, balloon artists, inflatables, trampolines and healthy snacks.

Christ Clinic is a charity health clinic and provides medical care for uninsured and underinsured patients. Clothed by Faith gives gently used and new clothing to thousands of Katy area residents in need. Hope Impacts imparts hope to homeless, helpless and under resourced people in the Katy area by connecting them to services and resources. The presenting sponsor of the Color Run was Kingsland Baptist. Other lead sponsors were Healthy Gourmet and the City of Katy. More than 100 volunteers helped make the event a big success.

 

The event lived up to its name as participants were squirted with fun colors.

The event lived up to its name as participants were squirted with fun colors.

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The enthusiastic start of 1K Kids’ Dash.

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Getting covered in color at the Katy Color Run.

 


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