FARMINGTON — United Way of the Tri-Valley Area plans to hold its Sixth annual Color Me United 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 27. The race will start at 9 a.m. with a color explosion at the Narrow Gauge Movie Theater parking lot right off Front Street. The race will end there as well.

Runners will head out at 9 a.m. Walkers will follow around 9:05 a.m. The route will be well-marked and have crossing volunteers. Participants will travel Front Street, Main Street, Prescott Street, Maple Avenue, High Street and Anson Street.

According to a news release from the United Way chapter, this year will be even more colorful and fun. Participants are encouraged to come dressed as cool or funky as they can, with their team or as an individual. Interested walkers, runners, teams or individuals, etc. can register online at for $30, with teams of five or more for $25 per person. For a promo code/discount, visit United Way’s Facebook page.

The registration fee includes a white T-shirt, sunglasses, bandana, water, color pack, and other goodies to be fully prepared for the color run experience. Proceeds from this race will be invested right back into the community through efforts such as the Hope Fund, Packs for Progress, Don’t Despair Car Repair, community partners/programs like Meals on Wheels, food and fuel assistance and more. There will be prizes for largest team (LEAP and Team Strong hold the honor for the past year or two), and for the top three finishers in each age category. A photo backdrop will be available to take before and after pictures.

Volunteers also are needed to assist on race day. Volunteer activities include spraying water, throwing color/paint, crossing guards/assistants, route guides, set up/clean up, and handing out drinking water.

For more information, visit or visit United Way on Facebook.


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