Patrizia Montanari – Guest Contributor
Mar 16 2014

daytime 1The COLOR FUN FEST 5K is coming to McKinney!

If you've never heard of it or seen photos about it, COLOR FUN FEST 5K is an EPIC color fun run that heightens positive emotions by combining a 5k fun run with the energy of electronic dance music, all while coloring the crowd with thousands of pounds of vibrant colored powder. The event is family-friendly, and features a post-run celebration with DJ entertainment.

COLOR FUN FEST works with Free Arts for Abused Children, a nonprofit organization that gives children that have suffered adversity a chance to express themselves through art. Another organization they are involved with is called “HopeKids”, a nonprofit that helps the families of children with life-threatening medical conditions find hope and enjoy life with a loving and supportive community of compassionate people. A portion of the proceeds will also be benefiting a new startup charity called Flight For Cystic Fibrosis. Founder Vincent Palacio is a skydiving instructor that also happens to have CF. This organization gives children with Cystic Fibrosis a chance to feel alive by experiencing the incredible feeling of skydiving through wind tunnels and jumps. The mission of this program is to show these kids how to overcome fears and feel hope, bonding families and encouraging healthy living.

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So WHO should attend?

The whole community- including kids/parents, couples, groups of friends, fitness gurus, dance enthusiasts, runners, joggers, walkers, bloggers, couch potatoes, the young, the old, and basically everyone and anyone that likes to have fun!

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And of course I WILL BE THERE! ;)

Tickets are available through the COLOR FUN FEST 5K website until March 24th.

A special discount will apply using the code ONTHESQUARE at check out.

But that's not all...

LIKE "ON THE SQUARE BLOG" on Facebook, on Instagram and Twitter (@ONTHESQUAREBLOG) for a chance to win a free ticket to the COLOR FEST FUN 5K!

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• When: April 19, 2014 - First wave of runners at 9:00 - 11:00 am, second wave at 9:00 - 11:00 pm

• Where: Myers Park and Event Center - 7117 County Road 166, McKinney, TX 75071

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