Registration is still open for this unique colorful race that celebrates healthy living and the power of giving, advocating and volunteering. The fun run/walk will take place on September 12th at 3:00 p.m., starting at Northwood University and following the Rail Trail to the Tridge.

If you’ve already registered, you can pick up your packet including race instructions, a t-shirt, and a bag of color at United Way of Midland County between 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11th.

If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time. “We encourage folks to stop by United Way this week to sign up or simply register the day of the race at Northwood University,” shared Ann Fillmore, Executive Director of United Way of Midland County. “We invite the entire community to join in the fun.”

This community- and family-friendly event is more about celebrating and less about your finish time. With no winners or official times, the Community Colors 5k caters to everyone. You can run, jog, walk, wheel and even push strollers through the course. New this year is an even bigger, more colorful finish line with color cannons and music.

The cost is just $20 per person or $50 for a family (immediate members only), with $5 per individual and $10 per family being invested into building a stronger community.

Registration includes sunglasses and color to throw! Limited event t-shirts will be available. No refunds will be offered and the race will take place rain or shine.

There will also be a FREE Kids Color Obstacle Course sponsored by Members First Credit Union, where kids nine and under can challenge themselves while getting covered with color from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. near the start line at Northwood University.

Participants are encouraged to park at Northwood University for the start of the race. Bullock Creek schools will be providing complimentary bus shuttle service from downtown Midland back to Northwood starting at 3:30 p.m. and running every 10-15 minutes until 5:00 p.m.

For questions, contact United Way at (989) 631-3670.

You won’t want to miss this exciting community event sponsored by: Aptar, Chemical Bank, The Dow Chemical Company and Dow Corning Corporation.