Community to get pop of colorPublished 11:26am Friday, May 3, 2013
City Parks and Recreation plans race with a twist
Alexander City Parks and Recreation is gearing up for a run it’s hoping everyone can enjoy.
Registration has begun for the Color Me Downtown 5K Fun Run.
Those interested can register by visiting active.com and searching for the event, which will be held June 1.
The registration fee is $25 in advance and $30 the day of the race.
Jennifer Baker, program supervisor with Alexander City Parks and Recreation, said the department is excited about the race, which aims to provide a fun event for everyone.
“We welcome all runners. This is not really a timed run. This is basically a fun run and a fun walk that’s geared for everybody,” Baker said. “We’ll have children, mothers with strollers and serious runners, but it’s just supposed to be a fun event.”
Registration for the fun run ends on May 30.
Baker said the race will start and end near downtown in order to encourage participants to see what the area has to offer.
“The reason we’re doing it downtown is we want to try to bring some awareness to what we have to offer,” Baker said. “That’s the reason we’re starting and finishing at Strand Park.”
Baker said she’s hoping people support the run because it’s the first in a line of events the parks and recreation department is doing to gauge the community’s interest in other activities.
“We just hope everybody will come out and support it. If it’s well received, this will be something we’re looking to keep doing in the future,” Baker said. “We’ve got several other ideas that we’re looking at, so we’re kind of getting our feet wet with this one.”