September 28, 2013
Runners in Charlottesville got a little colorful Saturday morning during for the first ever Color Run for Kids.
Hundreds of people ran around the University of Virginia grounds and got splashed with paint in the process all to raise money for kids with cancer at the UVa Children's Hospital. This is the first year for the Color for the Kids 5K Run.
“It brings the whole community together for a great cause and what better cause than the children,” says Children’s Miracle Network spokesman Ryan Lightner. “The kids you see out here playing with the paint and running the race, these are the kids that we're helping right here in our community and UVa Children Hospital is the best for pediatric care in the area right here in Charlottesville.”
Nearly 300 people signed up for this year's event and they hope to double that next year.