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Published March 19, 2019
A University of Wyoming student group, Students Supporting Veterans (SSV), will celebrate military veterans with the 11th COMBAT Color Fun Run and the fourth such event in Laramie Saturday, April 20.
The race will begin at noon at Optimist Park and will follow the Laramie River Greenbelt Trail. Registration begins at 11 a.m. The Engineering Fund for Enrichment and the Associated Students of UW also sponsor the fun run.
Students and children 17 and younger run for free, but registration packs are not included.
Registration packs for the COMBAT Color Fun Run are $30 for adults and $20 for students and children. The packs include an event T-shirt, a pair of sunglasses, color packets and a water bottle.
Registration can be completed at the Wyoming Union information desk, by visiting www.COMBATColor.com or at the park the day of the event, starting at 11 a.m.
COMBAT Color is a 3-mile run or 1.5-mile walk, and game of color tag. Runners are encouraged to wear camouflage and a white shirt to make the color more visible. At the finish line, runners are incited into “battles” with their family and friends. Volunteers along the route “battle” runners by throwing handfuls of color -- cornstarch dyed with food coloring -- at runners as they pass. Runners “battle” volunteers by throwing color back.
Because the event is organized by military veterans, all proceeds will fund the Connor Montgomery Cloud Memorial Scholarship for Veterans at UW.
“This is the 11th COMBAT Color Run and the fourth to be hosted in Laramie. We have $22,150 in scholarship money raised here at UW, not including $4,750 in scholarships awarded over the last three years,” says Luke Cloud, a UW doctoral student and U.S. Marine Corps veteran. “Help us continue to provide scholarships for our veterans here at UW by making this the best COMBAT Color yet.”
To donate to the COMBAT Color Fun Run and the veteran scholarship, email Cloud at COMBATColorFunRun@gmail.com.