Participants at the Jackson County Early College Color Run 5K will receive a bit more.
Crowds will fling colorful powder as they approach, creating a tie-dye effect on runners’ white t-shirts.
The race, which is on Oct. 17 at Mark Watson Park in Sylva, is part of an effort to raise money for JCEC students.
“Since this is the time of year when the mountains come alive with brilliant shades of red, yellow and orange, we feel like a Color Run is a perfect way to raise money for our students,” said Rebecca Ensley, JCEC principal. “Whether you come out to run or throw clouds of colored powder on participants, you’re going to have a smile on your face. Plus, you’re supporting a great cause.”
JCEC helps students get a head-start on their Southwestern Community College education at no cost while completing their high school diplomas.
The deadline to register for the race is Oct. 5. Participants can register at www.JCECmscr.eventbrite.com.