NOTICE: The Hiram Community Color Run originally scheduled for April 23, 2015, has been rescheduled to May 9, 2015, due to inclement weather. Learn more at http://news.hiram.edu/?p=12209.
Hiram College will host the Hiram Community Color Run, sponsored by AmeriCorps, on April 23, 2015 from 6-8 p.m.
The run, which will begin on campus at the Gerstacker Arch and span the three-mile square, will benefit Health Professions Affinity Community (HPAC) projects at local high schools and kick-off Hiram College’s Presidential Inauguration.
Hiram alumna Anita Iveljic ’14, an AmeriCorps member based out of Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, helped spearhead this event. Iveljic supports HPAC programs in Portage and Geauga County high schools by working with the students to develop health-based service projects that improve or grow health initiatives in the local area. The community run directly relates to two projects Iveljic is currently facilitating through HPAC:
- At Crestwood High School, students are working to put healthier food options on low-income residents’ plates by creating an aquaponic greenhouse that would supply fresh produce and fish to students and local food shelters. Proceeds from the Color Run will benefit the development of this project.
- At Bio-Med Science Academy in Rootstown, students are working to curb the obesity rate. They hope to get Portage County residents involved in fitness initiatives through the Color Run.
Students from these high schools, along with those from James A. Garfield High School, Berkshire High School, Ravenna High School and Aurora High School, will all participate and serve as volunteers.
The event is open to everyone. Registration will begin in the Hiram College Kennedy Center around 4:30 p.m. on the day of the race, but participants are encouraged to sign up beforehand at www.hiram.edu/colorrun. The cost is $10 for individuals, $7 for seniors ages 65 and over, or a flat fee of $25 for families of three or more. The first 100 participants to sign up will receive a free shirt, but all participants are encouraged to wear white – as they will be splashed with color at several points throughout the race.
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