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600 run rainbow gauntlet of Project Community’s eighth Color Run

Around 600 people walked, jogged and sprinted May 19 along the route of Project Community’s Color Run, getting sprayed with dust-of-many-colors along the 2.5-mile course.

The route, the same every year, started on Esplanade and ended at Siwanoy Elementary School.

Anne Frost, founder and president of Project Community, said, “It brings grandparents, parents and children together,” including little ones in strollers. “So, it was a wonderful family event.”

Many said that they were looking forward to the blast of colors they encounter on the run. Others said that they were there to support Project Community and Pelham.

“We like to do this run every year,” said participant Debbie Winston. “We love being hit with color, and it raises money for Project Community, which is great.”

Another runner, Anna Albarella said, “I love running with my friends and in the end getting hosed off with water.”

Project Community programs assist children with special needs and teens who are at a difficult age for making challenging decisions.

Frost said Pelham was a good town to host the Color Run because “it’s a community in which everyone is very interested in helping others, especially children.”

At the end of the run, there was food for the participants.

“We have all kinds of vendors, then everyone joins in. It all culminates in lots of chat and talk and food,” said Frost.


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Samantha Chalissery is a sixth grader at Pelham Middle School. She has previously written for her school newspaper. Besides writing, Samantha likes to draw, paint, hang out with friends, and read.

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