KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
January 14, 2019
by Natalie Cook Clark
The third annual Katy Color Run benefiting six Katy Area charities was announced to take place on March 23 and will be held at Kingsland Baptist Church.
What is the Color Run?
The "color run" is when participants run or walk for a cause and volunteers throw colored powered at them. Often times participants will wear white so they can easily show off their colors at the end of the race.
Learn more about volunteering to help with packet/registration or be a color captain or chalk thrower who throws the power on the runners. All volunteers must be at least 12 years of age.
Bigger Each Year
Each year the run garners more participation. In its third year it is expected participation is 1,500 runners since adding a 10K. Last year's event was held on April 7 at Kingsland Baptist Church and brought in 939 participants and 300 spectators raising $98,000 that went to Christ Clinic, Clothed by Faith, Compassion Katy, Katy Christian Ministries and Hope Impacts. They are hoping to raise $140,000 for their charities.
Who can Participate
The Color run is for all ages. Anyone 18 and older are considered adults. Any children entered in the "Kid's Dash" must be accompanied by an adult. The organizers are accepting sponsors now. To become a sponsor click here.
"We are so excited that we have six non profits coming together for the Katy Color," said Tina Hatcher, founder and executive director of Hope Impacts. This year The Ballard House joins the list of charities.
The six local charities that will be receiving the proceeds are as follows:
1. The Ballard House
Provides temporary housing for patients and their caregivers coming to Katy/West Houston area for treatment of life-threatening illnesses.
2. Christ Clinic
Provide's primary healthcare to adults without regular doctors, insurance, and/or low income.
3. Clothed by Faith
Provided gently used clothing to those in need.
4. Compassion Katy
Connects community groups to provide social services for those who are economically challenged.
Provide support and resources to the homeless.
Provide meals, financial assistance, shelter placements and other resources including advocacy to Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse victims. The event will include a 5K/10K and a 1K kid's dash and starts at 8:10 a.m. at Kinsgland Baptist Church on Kingsland Blvd. All attendants registered by March 10 are guaranteed a shirt and all participants will get a "goodie bag." The Kid's Dash starts just after the 5K. Information and registration is now open here.The 5K is $20 and the 10K is $45. The Kid's Dash is $15. Donations are also welcome.
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