The first ever West County High School Color Run was held Saturday.
National Honor Society Advisor Tina Richards said they had more than 100 pre-registered and more than 150 show up for the event.
“We were pleased with the turnout for the event. We have four stations set up throughout the course and the runners will be hit with the paint eight times throughout the run,” said Richards.
Richards said the group got the idea from her daughter who participates with some of her friends in runs similar to this around the St. Louis area.
“My daughter is a student at SIU-Edwardsville and runs in different types of 5k runs all the time. I was telling my class about a color run my daughter did and they wanted to put one together,” said Richards.
She said they had a wide variety of runners from parents pushing strollers to avid runners to elementary students to high school students.
Richards said they will have a total later this week of how much they raised but the group is always collecting money for their Relay for Life time.
“We had a lot of fun putting this together and learned a lot of things for the next color run we do,” said Richards.
This is the second year for the group to participate in Relay for Life. Last year they raised $2,400 and are hoping to raise even more this year.
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