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Published on March 21st, 2017 | by TLV News


Ole Miss to Host Color My College 5k and UV Paint Party

For two years, Color My College has been showering the University of Mississippi in Rebel red & blue.  This spring, on April 1, Ole Miss will be host to a new kind of celebration—an epic day-to-night color adventure starting with an all red and blue 5k, and ending in a UV paint party!  

The Color My College 5K+Paint Party starts at 5:30 pm with fun contests, giveaways and a Zumba pump-up. Participants will leave the starting gates at 6:30 pm to run, walk or dance their way through the beautiful Ole Miss campus, getting covered with red & blue along the way!  After the race, when the sun goes down, the black lights will come on and participants will get splashed with UV paint while a live DJ mixes crowd-pumping music!  It’s an event that will be fun for the whole family.  Whether you’re an avid runner, a first-timer, or just out to have some fun, the Color My College 5K+Paint Party is bound to be a blast!

All 5K registrations include a free t-shirt, cinch sack, and packet of premium color powder in either red or blue, plus VIP entry to the Paint!  Don’t want to run but still want to party?  Participants can sign up for the Paint Party only to save big!  Registration starts at $26.99 per person for the day-to-night event, or just $15 for the Paint Party, and kids 12 & under are free!  

Participants can also enjoy free pizza from Domino’s, free smoothie samples from Smoothie King, and free bottled water from The Hub at Oxford after the race! Other sponsors include RebelWell, Baptist Hospital–North Mississippi, FNB Oxford Bank, Friends Organization of North Mississippi Regional Center, Nutrishop, Malco Theaters, and Premier Lanes!
Participants are encouraged to register in advance as prices will go up on the day of the event.  Every admission also includes a donation to Special Olympics Mississippi, Lafayette Region.  Want to support the Special Olympics event more?  You can sponsor a local Special Olympics athlete to participate for just $20!  Color My College is also seeking volunteers for this exciting event.  More information and online registration, both for participants and volunteers, are available at ColorMyCollege.comThe Local Voice Ligature

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