Color run

Around 250 participants ran in the Fort Hood Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Color Run 5K at Abrams Physical Fitness Center Volunteers on Saturday, to kick off the upcoming summer season. Patrons doused runners with canisters of colored dust as they passed by.

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FORT HOOD — The Fort Hood Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted its third annual Color Run at Abrams Physical Fitness Center Saturday.

This particular run was not held to bring awareness to any specific issues of importance but had a more relaxing and recreational purpose.

“This was a run event. It’s noncompetitive, it’s just more recreational fun for families and others in the surrounding area to come and enjoy themselves,” said Millie Land, the race coordinator and recreational specialist with the Fort Hood MWR.

More than 250 people participated in the run and were doused with colored dust along the run route.

“There were five separate color stations and at each color station the patrons are blasted with a splash of colors,” Land said.

The MWR begins it’s running events in March of each year and has runs planned for every month that follows until the end of summer.

Participants were treated to a finish line party after the run was completed.

The 1st Cavalry Division Band was present to provide music along with other forms of entertainment.

“The band really cranked the music up, we had an in-house D.J. and the color blasters,” Land said. Food and refreshments were also provided.

The run was held as a way to kick off the beginning of the summer season.

“It was just a big, happy big party,” land said. | 254-501-7553

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