Plan On Colorful Family Fun At The Splat Dash Run
Summit is pleased to be a legacy sponsor of the first annual Woodbury Splat Dash, where healthy family fun and splats of vibrant color collide.
On Saturday morning, August 8, 2015, families are gathering for the Woodbury Splat Dash, a playful event where family members of every age can exercise as living, breathing artworks in progress. The dash is the first partnership event between Woodbury Young Life and the Woodbury YMCA, so the focus is on families and fun. There will be no official timing and no pressure to perform. Instead of running to beat the clock, participants will be intent on transforming their white race T-shirts into colorful works of art. At every water station, volunteers will be waiting to splatter the runners with vibrant colored powders. By the time participants cross the finish line, their T-shirts will be a rainbow of color.
“The fun is in the colors that participants will collect along the course,” explains YMCA representative Heidi Bardwell. “This dash is a messy fun weekend activity that families can enjoy together.”
The race begins and ends in the east parking lot of Woodbury’s East Ridge High School. Families can check in between 8:00 a.m. and 8:45 a.m., so they’ll be ready to run for color and good health when the starting gun goes off at 9:00 a.m.
The emphasis on family is also reflected in the funding the race will provide to support youth in Woodbury. Proceeds of the race will benefit Woodbury Young Life and the YMCA Youth in Government program. Woodbury Young Life is a Christian ministry that reaches out to build relationships with kids in middle school, high school, and college. The YMCA Youth in Government program sends 1,600 children to the Saint Paul Capitol building for a four-day weekend to participate in a firsthand experience of government leadership.
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