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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Color Me Crazy

  • Color Me Crazy 5K, organized by Melanie Smith, Dodge City Community College track and field coach, and Buc Bolmer, Dodge City High School boys cross country coach, will take place this Saturday, June 15 at the college.
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  • Color Me Crazy 5K, organized by Melanie Smith, Dodge City Community College track and field coach, and Buc Bolmer, Dodge City High School boys cross country coach, will take place this Saturday, June 15 at the college.
    Registration will begin at 8 a.m., in the Little Theater, then the race will begin at 9 in the parking lot.
    "You may register in advance for the event, or the day of," Smith said.
    Individuals registering will pay $30 each, groups of four will pay $25 each, which includes a t-shirt to wear during the race.
    The race may be run either as an individual or in a relay.
    "We have a family relay group which must include at least one child under the age of 18," Smith said, "and we also have a four-person relay which is just any four adults who would like to run together."
    Relayers will each run .8 miles of the race.
    There will be a men's, women's and relay winner  in the race.
    What makes this race different from a regular 5K though is that every .8 miles runners will have handfuls of brightly colored powder thrown at them.
    "The powder is hypoallergenic, so it's completely safe to get on yourself and your clothes," Smith said.
    All money raised by the event will go to DC3's track and field and cross country programs and the high school boys cross country program.
    "I can't speak for what Buc is going to use his portion of the funds for, but I'd like to use it for necessary things athletes in our program need that might not be covered in our general budget," Smith said. "Things like extra shoes and orthodics. I'd also like to use some for team building activities and developing a sense of family between the athletes. Something we started last season but I'd like to improve on next year."
    Color Me Crazy is sponsored by iDocs of Dodge City.
    "We are so grateful to doctors Hatfield and Gwaltney," Smith said, "for having faith and supporting our PRIDE program."
    PRIDE; Pride, Respect, Integrity, Determination and Excellence is the philosophy of the DC3 track and field program, something that Smith tries to instill in her athletes and have them apply to all aspects of their lives.
    iDocs will have a booth set up at the event with sunglasses and information about eye health.
    For more information about the Color Me Crazy event, call (620) 227-9503, or pick up a registration form at iDocs, located at 2520 N. 14th.
    "Everyone involved in this event is working hard to make it a fun thing for the family to do together," Smith said, "hopefully this will become an annual event that people keep coming back to."
    Page 2 of 2 - If you go
    What: Color Me Crazy 5K Color Run
    When: Saturday, June 15, registration starts at 8 a.m.
    Where: DC3 Little Theater
    Cost: $30 for an individual, $25 per person, for a group of four
    For more information: Call (620) 227-9503

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