2nd Annual ColorNooga To Benefit Signal Centers Is April 5

Friday, March 21, 2014

Signal Centers is ready for the 2nd Annual ColorNooga (formerly called Color Me Chattanooga) on Saturday, April 5, at 2 p.m. at Chattanooga State Community College.  The inaugural walk/run last April was a success for Signal Centers, which separated itself from similar national paint race by keeping all net proceeds local to benefit people with disabilities.  “All profits stay local and help our very own neighbors in Greater Chattanooga,” said Signal Centers CEO Donna McConnico.

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.  ColorNooga gives us the chance to make a difference in the quality of life, education and work for individuals with disabilities,” said Ms. McConnico.

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 5 and under are free.  There are opportunities to sponsor the event or volunteer.  

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



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