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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

March 13, 2015

Students, community invited to inaugural Technicolor Run

By Erin Dillon, media relations assistant

The Student Senate and Student Activities Council at Northwest Missouri State University will host their first Technicolor Run for Cancer Saturday, April 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University campus’ College Park.

The event is open to the public and all proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

Participants may choose to participate in any number of events, including the 2.2-mile color run, a 5k or 10k, a bike race for kids, a balloon release and an Easter egg hunt. The day also will feature Bobby's Big Blowout Carnival, music and food.

“This event will provide a great opportunity for interaction between Maryville residents and campus organizations by bringing everyone together for a good cause,” Derek Soldanels, events planning chair for Student Senate, said. “It also gives campus organizations the opportunity to complete service hours by coming out and working this event and giving students a taste of running a large-scale event.”   

Participants are encouraged to pre-register before Monday, March 23, by visiting Participants registering the day of the event will be charged an extra $5; late registrants will not receive a T-shirt or wristband.

More details about each event are provided below.


5k/10k races

(9 a.m., $25 entry fee for the 5k, $30 entry fee for the 10k)

Run or walk a route throughout the Northwest campus during this timed event. Wagons and strollers are allowed. Participants will receive a T-shirt and wrist band.


Bobby’s Big Blowout carnival

(11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; $3 wristband to enter)

From inflatable obstacle courses, to slides and games this event has something for everyone. Children 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.


Bike race

(1 p.m., $3 entry fee)

Children 4 years and older may compete for the top three places in each age category; all participants 12 and under receive a medal. All children must wear a helmet; children under 10 must wear knee and elbow pads.


Easter egg hunt

(1 p.m., free)

More than 1,000 eggs will be hidden in College Park for children to hunt


The color run

(2 p.m., $20 entry fee)

A 2.2-mile untimed run or walk during which participants will be showered with multi-colored powder made of food-grade corn starch. Participants will receive free t-shirt and wrist band.


Balloon release

(3 p.m., $1 per balloon)

Participants may purchase a colored balloon, with each color representing a type of cancer, to raise awareness and support. Participants may write on the balloon or attach a note of dedication. Balloons may be purchased throughout the day.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468