CRAFTSBURY — The Art House, an arts non-profit in Craftsbury, has announced they will host a 5K run called Color the Kingdom. The run will benefit work promoting the arts in the Northeast Kingdom.
The run will begin at 9 a.m. (walkers at 9:15 a.m.) at Craftsbury Common on July 2. The run takes place on a beautiful loop which overlooks the mountains and Hosmer Lake.
Participants proceed to kilometer checkpoints where they will be cheered by volunteers and showered in different colored powder. By the end of the course, runners will be covered in all colors imaginable.
Color powder is allergy safe, washes from skin easily, and is 100 percent biodegradable. Wearing inexpensive white clothing is recommended because color can stain fabric.
The Art House serves over 175 children yearly through programs such as programs intertwining science, technology, engineering, and math with art concepts for K-6 afterschool students, social justice programs for middle and high school students, and a yearlong studio arts program for young women in Craftsbury, which will be expanding to serve young men this fall.
The Art House also hosts community events and workshops and is able to offer these programs with ongoing community support.
Entrance to the 5K is $25 for adults, $15 for children, and free for children under seven.
The registration fee includes a Craftsbury block party t-shirt and colorful sunglasses.