United Way of Midland County is hosting an exciting new community event, the Community Colors 5k. This unique colorful race celebrates healthy living and the power of giving, advocating and volunteering.  The fun begins on September 14th at 3:00 p.m., starting at Northwood University and following the rail trail to the Tridge.

Each person begins the race in a white LIVE UNITED T-shirt and will be doused with color along the way as they learn about the needs of our community, the great impact taking place and ways they can get engaged.

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. A color fest ending will take place at Chippewassee Park with live entertainment and food available for purchase. Hot air balloons from the RE/MAX Balloon Fest will also be near the finish line.

There will also be a FREE Kids Color Obstacle Course, where kids 10 and under can challenge themselves while getting covered with color starting at 4:00 p.m. near the Tridge.

Don’t want to run or walk? Spectators will help welcome participants with a burst of color at the finish line or you can join the volunteer team by visiting www.govolunteernow.org.

The cost is just $15 per person or $40 for a family. Registration is open now through September 5th. Registration includes an event T-shirt, water bottle and color to throw! Advance registration is required to receive a T-shirt, including the Kids Color Obstacle Course.

To register, visit www.communitycolors5k.org or pick up a registration form throughout the community, including United Way and at the Midland Community Center. For registration questions, contact Jodi at (989) 832-7937. For other questions, contact United Way at (989) 631-3670.

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

United Way of Midland County works to advance the common good by focusing on the building blocks for a good life – Education, Health and Self-Sufficiency. They recruit the people and organizations who bring the passions, expertise and resources needed to get things done. They invite everyone to be a part of changing out community by giving, advocating and volunteering.