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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Senior Resource Association is hosting a Color Me Rad 5K event on March 16.
"We are very excited to be hosting a 'Color Me Rad' event here in Vero Beach to benefit local seniors," said Karen Diegl, SRA president and CEO. "This is going to be the largest 5K hosted in Indian River County and we are happy to be a part of it."
The colorful, fun and untimed race already has 2,000 participants registered as of Feb. 4. Runners and walkers of all ages will be blasted with color as they make their way through the picturesque community of Pointe West in Vero Beach.
"With recreation a part of the design, the Pointe West community is the perfect venue for this type of event. We are thrilled to participate and to partner with the Senior Resource Association for the first time," said Karen Mechling, director of marketing and events for Pointe West.
"Like your fifth birthday party, we want this event to be memorable, fun and colorful," said Scott Crandall, race organizer. "We love to get people involved in fitness who may not come out to your typical 5K."
Waves of 1,000 people will take off every five minutes beginning at 10 a.m. Participants of all ages are welcome to run or walk.
At the end of the race, runners/walkers will throw their own bags of color in the air to declare themselves "rad."
All color is FDA-approved cornstarch and about 5,000 pounds of it will be used for the race.
To give a percentage of your registration to SRA and receive a 10 percent discount on the race, use the promo code: SRA2013.
"We have worked with great charities across the country, and there is nothing more rad than knowing all of this mayhem is also for a good cause," said Crandall.
Each participant will receive a "swag bag" including a black Color Me Rad T-shirt, sunglasses, a CMR temporary tattoo and other local sponsor/promotional items.
Sports Authority is the premier packet pickup location. Packet pickup will take place on the Thursday and Friday prior to race day. Other current race sponsors include Amerigas, Indian River Medical Center/Indian River Medical Associates, Treasure Coast Scripps News and Natalie's Orange Juice. Other sponsorship opportunities are still available.
Following the CMR event, Pointe West and the Indian River County Recreation Department will host their season finale of 'Screen on the Green.'
This family friendly event features the movie "HOP" shown at sunset in Heritage Park on a 25-foot inflatable video screen. Bring blankets and chairs to enjoy this unique outdoor experience under the stars. Pack a picnic or visit the concession area. Admission is free and alcohol is prohibited. "Screen on the Green" is sponsored in part by D.R. Horton, Sebastian River Medical Center, Indian River Mall and OnSite Realty Group.
For more information on this event, visit www.seniorresourceassociation.org or www.colormerad.com. For more information on 'Screen on the Green,' visit www.pointewestflorida.com or call (772) 794-9912.
Volunteers are still needed for this event and will receive a free Color Me Rad volunteer T-shirt, please call (772) 469-3147 for shifts or additional information.