Signal Centers Plans Mini-ColorNooga Run For Students And Clients

Sunday, March 16, 2014

To give those benefiting from ColorNooga a splash of color, the mini-run will take place on the Signal Centers campus on Wednesday.  The mini-run begins at 10:30 a.m. and will last for about one hour.  Other activities will last until around noon.

Approximately 110 Signal Center children and adults with disabilities will take part in the mini color run with the help of 20 volunteers.

This mini run (and it's really mini, approximately a half a mile around the parking lot) gives the actual beneficiaries of ColorNooga (children, youth and adults with disabilities) a chance to participate in a color run on a smaller scale so they can enjoy getting sprayed with color, tossing color and enjoying fun play. 

For more information contact CEO Donna McConnico at 883-1414 or Chris Berryman at 432-6023.

The main event, ColorNooga, will be held on Saturday, April 5, at 2 p.m. at Chattanooga State.  In addition to the 5K, a shorter 1-mile fun run/walk/stroll has been added this year to accommodate people of all abilities.  Both courses are colorful, festive and non-competitive.

“ColorNooga is family friendly, open to children and adults of all ages and abilities," said Ms. McConnico.  "ColorNooga gives us the chance to make a difference in the quality of life, education and work for individuals with disabilities."

Participants begin the race with white “ColorNooga” T-shirts and are splattered, sprinkled, soaked and showered with colored cornstarch every ¾ mile.  The after-party will include additional blasts and bombs of color, music, food and drinks. 

Registration for the ColorNooga 5K is $35.  The 1-mile fun run is $25.  Children five and under are free.  Register online at www.ColorNooga.org.  

“What we have is an opportunity to contribute to our own neighbors’ successes,” said Stan McCright, event chair.

For more information on Signal Centers, visit www.signalcenters.org.


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