Walkers and runners of all ages are encouraged to participate in the first annual 5K Kaleidoscope Fun Run to support the Brainerd campus of Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge. The event will be held in conjunction with the Walk for Hope Saturday, Aug. 3.
The start/finish line will be at the big-top tent located near the corner of Berrywood Drive and College Road. This untimed event has multiple “color” stations for runners who will return to the tent, wearing a rainbow of colors on their complimentary T-shirts. A “festival of colors” will occur at the conclusion of the Fun Run.
Walkers will utilize the same 5K route. However, a one-mile walk around the Berrywood neighborhood has been designed for youths and seniors who want to take part, but in a shorter version.
Runners and walkers may enter as individuals or as teams by calling the Teen Challenge campus at (218) 833-8777. There is an entry fee. Those who enter by July 22 will receive a free T-shirt. Refreshments will be served after the run and several water stations will be located along the route.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. Opening ceremonies are at 9 a.m. with the run/walk blast-off following.