Color the Campus

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  • Photo: Caitie Tuten

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Casey Cargle

Red, blue, green, purple and yellow paint will rain down this Saturday as the sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon (DPhieE) host the second annual Color the Campus 5k for Cystic Fibrosis.

A color run is a new genre of running events in which participants start in all white and finish covered in all kinds of color. While runners go through the 5k there are different stations set up along the way where volunteers throw paint onto them.

The sisters of DPhiE decided to bring the color run to Georgia Southern University last year. Last year they had about 150 runners come out to run the 5k and raised a little over $4,000 for cystic fibrosis.

“It was a really great turnout. We’re just hoping to double that size this year. It’s our second time so fingers crossed,” Caitie Tuten, junior public relations major, said.

The goal this year for Color the Campus is to raise over $8,000, doubling what they received during last year’s event. Not only do runners pay to run but Delta Phi Epsilon will also be accepting donations to help meet their goal this year.

After the 5k is over the runners will be invited to stay and listen to music with the rest of the rainbow-colored runners. Prizes will be given out to the first, second and third place runners as well as t-shirts that will be handed out to all participants.

Color the Campus will be held March 8at 8 a.m. at the RAC. Runners can either register or pay the day of the event.