Photo credit: Willapa Harbor Drone
SOUTH BEND, WA – Approximately 150 runners and walkers turned out for the 3rd Annual 5K Color Fun Run/Walk last Saturday in South Bend. The event was themed “Happy Days Are Here Again” and was co-sponsored by Teen Advocacy Coalition and Willapa Harbor Health Foundation. All participants received a t-shirt along with other swag thanks to the following sponsors: Willapa Harbor Hospital (sunglass sponsor); Pacific County Guns & Hoses (gaiter sponsor); and Willapa Behavioral Health (swag bag sponsor).
Participants took off from the starting line near South Bend High School’s Koplitz Field House at 8 a.m. and proceeded along the route through town and back. Modeled after the Sources of Strength program, eight color stations were set up along the route, each with a designated strength and color. Color station sponsors included: Pacific County Voices Uniting (spirituality – purple); True North (mentors – green); Barnhart Home Cleaning (physical health – teal); Crisis Support Network (positive friends – yellow); First Interstate Bank (family support – orange); Willapa Behavioral Health (mental health – red); HAVA (generosity – pink); and Basics NW (healthy activities – blue).
Putting on the event was no small feat. This event couldn’t have been as successful without the many volunteers who spent months planning and preparing as well as those who volunteered at the event. Thank you all for your time and hard work! We also owe a special thank you to Willapa Harbor Drone for capturing all the colorful moments.
Be sure to mark your calendar and save the date for the next color run – Saturday, September 3, 2022. For more information about the Sources of Strength program, please visit sourcesofstrength.org. For more information about Teen Advocacy Coalition, please visit pacificcountytac.org or contact Denise Rowlett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-984-4199.