On your mark… get set… GO support the Color Run


The annual Project Community Color Run will be on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The route is the same as it has been every year, starting at Westward Lane and Esplanade, winding through Pelham’s streets and ending up at the Siwanoy Elementary School playground. There will be directional signs along the way.

This year, there will be a teen race before the actual run divided into three groups by grades: seventh and eighth, ninth and 10th, and 11th and 12th, with a male and female prize for each group. This is an opportunity to fulfill requests from teens who want to race.

“We have had 700 participants the last few years, and there’s no reason to expect that we will have less this year,” said Anne Frost, founder and president of Project Community. “But even more important than the actual numbers is the fun of a town-wide opportunity for neighbors to get to know new neighbors and celebrate the support the organization offers everyone.”

There will be music, food and entertainment at Siwanoy at the end of the run.

“Everyone loves this event because of the positive nature and energy it brings to the community,” said Frost. “It’s a wonderful way to bring camaraderie back into the town—seeing neighbors with their chairs set out along the route to cheer everyone on makes the run so special. What a great endorsement of community togetherness.”

The goal of the run is to create awareness of Project Community’s programs for children, teens and adults, including one dealing with special needs children that is called Project CHILDD. As a part of that effort, the organization works in collaboration with the police departments to register anyone in the community with special needs so the police can provide appropriate aid.

Project Community has 14 programs that deal with such issues as self-awareness, anxiety, binge drinking and sexual assault.

To learn more about the group and to register for the Color Run, go to its website.