People Get Painted for a Great Cause

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Updated: 7/08/2013 9:42 am
People covered in Paint running a 5K for a good cause is what the Color in Motion Run in Rexburg was all about.

"It is about the most fun I've ever had doing race. This is awesome and it's a very well coordinated event," said Steven Kelly, a Participant.

About three thousand kids, young people, and even some grandparents participated in the Color in Motion 5K Run in Rexburg Saturday morning.

"I think you get to the end and you see that everyone is a mess just like you and you know that all of you had a good time together, that is the best part," said Brittany Thornock, a Participant.
 
"It is something anybody can do. There are people that walk the whole thing and that's great and we are happy for them and then there are people who run; there is such a huge and diverse spectrum of participants. Also ranging from brand new to experienced and it's something you should do sometime in your life," added Kelly 

"Just go for it, it's the best thing I've ever done and it's just awesome," added Thornock.
 
These runners were not just running for fun though, they were running through clouds of pink, orange and purple paint to help the Idaho Humanitarian Aid Project with Summer Fest. This Wednesday volunteers will put together care packages for orphanages in Ecuador and Africa.

"It's apart of the international Summer Fest that begins today and we said we were going to get off to a running start for a week full of fun events," said Donna Benfield, a Co-organizer.

The event also offered vendors, music, dancing, and of course lots of paint throwing.

"There is just a feeling of camaraderie," said Kelly 

"It's the greatest feeling in the world when you finish, its awesome," said Thornock.  

Congratulations to everyone who did the 5k and a special shout out to Emily Kelly, this was her first 5k run. There is another event coming up like this in Idaho Falls. It's called the color vibe and proceeds will go towards the YMCA. If you want more information on that race or summer fest you can click on the links below.

International Summer Fest:   http://idahosummerfest.com/
Color Run in Idaho Falls:  http://www.thecolorvibe.com/idahofalls.php

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