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Memorial Park staff held their first annual Color for a Cause 5K run/walk to raise money for the HPS Network on Saturday morning, and the event exceeded expectations in terms of attendance and money raised.
According to Memorial Park staff member Laura Buchheit, who coordinated the event, nearly 250 people preregistered for the race and roughly another 50 showed up to register the morning of the event.
"I thought we would have way less people, but it made it more fun that we had more people," Buchheit said.
Runners and walkers all started the race at the same time, leaving from Memorial Park and working their way along nearby roads before returning to the park for the finish. Along the way there were five color stations where they were squirted with seven different colors of powder, which gave their white T-shirts a tie-dye look.
Memorial Park director Jason Schreiber remarked that he thought that the Color for a Cause 5K turned out to be a successful event.