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COLOR ME AU-SOME 5K Run/Walk

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June 10, 2017 (Saturday)
5 K
Heritage Port
Wheeling, West Virginia
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COLOR ME AU-SOME 5K Run/Walk is a charity event with a fun and colorful twist to benefit local children with autism who attend Augusta Levy Learning Center, West Virginia’s premier autism treatment program. Participants are covered, coated, swathed, and plastered with color bombs of dry tempera paint powder at stations throughout the course. Color Me Au-Some 5K incorporates one of the city’s oldest and most recognizable landmarks, the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. The course starts at the picturesque Wheeling Waterfront, goes down Water Street, right onto Main Street, left onto 21st Street, left onto Market Street, left onto 10th Street, across the Suspension Bridge, right onto N. Front Street, left onto S. Penn Street, left onto Stone Street, left onto South Front Street, right across the Suspension Bridge, right onto Main Street, right onto Water Street.

Awards will be given to the top 5 female and male walkers and runners and the top three female and male finishers in the following age categories: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and the top finisher in 70+

Following the race, participants can enjoy refreshments, door prizes, music, and an awards ceremony. Food will be provided compliments of area businesses.

Event Start Location
Water Street in front of BB&T Bank

Course Description
Color Me Au-Some 5K incorporates one of the city’s oldest and most recognizable landmarks, the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. The course starts at the picturesque Wheeling Waterfront, goes down Water Street, right onto Main Street, left onto 21st Street, left onto Market Street, left onto 10th Street, across the Suspension Bridge, right onto N. Front Street, left onto S. Penn Street, left onto Stone Street, left onto South Front Street, right across the Suspension Bridge, right onto Main Street, right onto Water Street.

Awards
Awards will be given to the top 5 female and male walkers and runners and the top three female and male finishers in the following age categories: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and the top finisher in 70+

Packet Pickup / Expo
Packet pickup will be Friday, June 9th at Heritage Port from 4-7p.m. and Saturday, June 10 from 7 to 8 a.m. at Heritage Port

Timing / Results
Timing will be done by Terry Lewis of RS Racing Systems
https://runsignup.com/race/results/?raceId=30312#resultSetId-39083

Post Race Activities
Following the race, participants can enjoy refreshments, door prizes, music, and an awards ceremony. Food will be provided compliments of area businesses.

Directions
Starting line is down from WesBanco Arena

Parking
Off street parking and parking garage at 14th and Water St.
 
 

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