Washingtonville Color Run a Bright Palette
By Eugenia Moskowitz
The Blooming Grove/Washingtonville Chamber of Commerce’s second annual community Color Run was a very bright success on Sept. 29 in beautiful weather as over 150 runners came out to enjoy the day and get doused with colored cornstarch packets as they ran a 5K starting and ending at Vern Allen Park.
Not a timed race, the event drew all kinds of recreational runners, joggers, woggers, and everyone in between, including a lot of children. One woman ran holding her baby in a kangaroo pouch strapped to her chest. Another man ran the whole race with his son on his shoulders. Some people wore wacky tutus. Everyone got doused with colored powder by volunteers including some from Santer Fitness and some with the Washingtonville High School JROTC as they passed five color stations along the route. Water was also handed out for people that wanted it.
At the finish line, everyone got covered in color thrown at them by members of the Chamber of Commerce and Washingtonville Mayor Joe Bucco. Runners then enjoyed water, juice, and snacks provided by the Chamber of Commerce. At the very end of the event, at 11:00 a.m., everyone gathered and tossed aloft packets of color, creating a giant burst of brightness.
CAPTION 1: At the end of the race, at 11:00 a.m., everyone gathered and tossed aloft packets of color, creating a giant burst. (Photos by Eugenia Moskowitz)
CAPTIONS 2 and 3: Elated runners crossing the finish line got doused with color.
CAPTION 4: One of the color stations on Ahern Blvd. was called the Smurf Station because of the blue color.