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Glen Oaks to host 5K Color Run and Family Fun Day – Sat., Apr. 26

The first annual 5K Color Run and Family Fun Event is set to take place on Saturday, Apr. 26,
from on the scenic campus of Glen Oaks Community College, in Centreville, Mich. The untimed 5K run/walk
will take participants through rolling hills and wooded trails with staggered start times between 9 a.m. and
noon.

“Volunteers positioned at five color check points throughout the route will be armed with bottles of powder to
spray colors into the air,” said Lea Green, Fitness/Wellness Center director. “Participants will run through the
clouds of color as they make their way to the finish line and into a DJ Dance Party filled with more color, fun
and refreshments.”

Registration is $25 and each entrant will receive a white t-shirt with race logo and sponsor information to wear
during the event. Additionally, participants will receive sunglasses to use as protection from the flying colors
and individual packets of color to throw at the finish line.

As part of the event, a Family Fun Day is planned for children grades K-5. For $5, children can race through a
color obstacle course, while balancing, dodging, crawling and climbing to the finish line, all the while being
coated with colored powder. Parents are encouraged to move along the course with younger children.

After completing the color obstacle course, kids will have the opportunity to decorate sugar cookies provided
by Yoder’s Country Market. Other activities include colorful crafts, provided by Open Door Gallery in Sturgis,
and for an additional charge children can have their face painted by Shari Dowden. All are encouraged to
enjoy the DJ Dance Party and have their pictures taken in a photo booth, provided by local photographer Josh
Drumm.

Glen Oaks wishes to thank several organizations who are assisting with this event: Mendon High School
National Honor Society (NHS), Three Rivers High School NHS, GOCC Men’s basketball team, GOCC nursing
students, GOCC Phi Theta Kappa, Richmond Sanitation, WLKM radio, American Metal Fab Inc., Sturgis Bank
and Trust, and Burr Oak Tool.

Glen Oaks Community College is a quality provider of education programs serving the needs of residents and
businesses of St. Joseph County and beyond. The College, established in 1965, sits on 300 acres of land in
rural Centreville, Mich. GOCC offers 13 associate degree programs and 17 certificate programs.
The student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1 affords students personal attention and provides opportunities to accomplish their goals
and grow and succeed in a supportive, ethical and academic environment.

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