NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.– Westminster College’s sports medicine department hosted its first ever My School Color Run on Sunday, April 30 at 2 p.m.
The sports medicine department welcomed over 95 participants from Westminster and surrounding communities. Participants walked, jogged or ran to raise money for Westminster student-athletes.
Volunteers, participants and the sports medicine department raised $1436.70. They also promoted a healthy way of living and wellness.
“The event started out slow, but we ended up getting a lot of people to come. The fundraising and event was successful,” Misty Motter, assistant athletic trainer in athletics at Westminster, said, “We had the color at the beginning and color stations throughout the run, so we had a great time.”
The My School Color Run was an untimed fun run/walk. Participants ran through color splash zones and ended with a final color toss celebration. The course began and ended at the Anderson Amphitheater and took participants around Brittain Lake and the soccer fields.
“The Color Run was really fun! I had my three little kids running with me who had never been in a full 5K before. The kids even enjoyed it!” head Cross Country and Track and Field coach at Westminster Timothy McNeil, a participant in the run, said.
The volunteers were all Westminster students who are a part of the Lambda Sigma Sophomore Honors Society. The volunteers working the event were Katarina Lewis, Dakota McFall, Patricia Loughney, Hannah Shanholtz and Taylor Powell.
“I enjoyed volunteering because I always wanted to participate in a color run. It was fun to see everyone enjoying themselves. I also liked that the run was a community event. I am not from this area, and it was nice to meet new people. I would definitely volunteer for this if they have it again,” Lewis said.