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2017 Harrington HealthCare 5K Color Run/Walk
Sun, May 7, 2017, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT
Our 2016 Color Run/Walk was a huge success. We raised more than $14,000 toward our new co-occuring disorders unit. Your enthusiasm, dedication, and energy brought us to new levels last year and we look forward to continuing that vivacity this year.
Proceeds from our 2017 5K benefit Harrington Recovery Services.
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Fay Mountain Farm, Charlton
The event begins at 12 p.m. Walk-in registration will begin at 11 a.m.
The family-friendly event is held rain or shine. Our 5K will feature four color stations – Blue, Yellow, Purple, and Green
- Spiewak Consultants
Registrants that COLLECT DONATIONS OF $50 OR MORE beyond their own registration(s) will be entered into a drawing for a family fun pack consisting of gift cards to local attractions and more valued at over $100.
The event aligns with the Harrington Auxiliary 26th Annual Lucky Duck and Family Fun Day, happening from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. It includes family-friendly events, entertainment, and activities, Lucky Duck Day is best known for the “duck pluck”, in which participants who purchased one or a set of rubber ducks have a chance to win a $1,000 grand prize.
Ducks will be available for purchase starting in March. Community members can buy their ducks at Volunteer Services in Southbridge. Additional locations will be announced soon.
This event is held rain or shine.
The Course: Our 5K will take participants up Cemetary Rd in Charlton and through the orchards at Fay Mountain Farm. A 1-mile route (approximately) will be available as well for those wishing to take a shorter route.
Please wear supportive shoes, watch your footing as you run or walk, and be mindful if you have pets or children with you. Due to the course terrain this year, we are not advising you walk or jog with strollers. If you shoose to bring one, please be mindful some areas might be challenging to navigate.
Parking will be available in the surrounding area. Shuttle service will be provided from designated locations. Additional details will be available closer to the event.
T-shirts will be made available to each participant at early check-in and on the day off the event, while supplies last.
Details regarding early check-in will be emailed to participants prior to the event.
How Do I Prepare for the Color?
First, you don’t need to be a runner! This event is about fun, awareness, family and health. Walkers, have no fear! The event is not timed and the only expectation we have is for everyone to have fun.
There are some things you should probably keep in mind, though:
While the color powder DOES wash off, it tends to temporarily stain clothes and shoes (especially blue!). For this reason, we advise you to keep your ‘Sunday best’ at home. Certainly, wear white – it makes the experience so much better – but bring shorts, running pants, or T-shirts that you don’t need for a job interview on Monday morning. (If you signed up in time, you will get a T-shirt to wear that day!
Protect your face. This isn’t mandatory, but we might advise you to wear cheap, oversized sunglasses, headbands, or some other form of protecting your eyes and mouth. The color will not intentionally be thrown above the shoulders, but it is powder and it tends to drift.
There WILL be alternatives to going through the color stations. So if you are bringing children, have pets, strollers, or just don’t feel like becoming a human tie-dye, that’s OK, too. You will simply make your away around the color barriers along the route.
Leave your iPod or iPhone in the car! Or, at the very least, protect your electronics by putting it in a zip lock bag. Otherwise, it will get ‘decorated’!
Bring a towel or a change of clothes. When you’re ready to go home, you don’t want to re-upholster your car seats.
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