Bring your family and friends to the Slippery Rock Area Elementary Parents and Teachers Cooperating for Children (SRAE PTCC) Color Fun Run. But don’t worry, you don’t have to run to have fun! This event is open to all ages and all abilities – walkers, jogger and runners are welcome! Come wearing your white shirts and leave with your own, unique, human work of art. Enjoy the Slippery Rock Park as you travel from station to station, have fun doing activities and getting color blasts. At the finish line, we will be having color blasts at various intervals so that you can leave with even more color! This will not be a timed event and is an opportunity for your whole family and your friends to attend. So join us and help raise funds for SRAE PTCC!
Who is the SRAE PTCC?
If you are not familiar with the SRAE PTCC, our mission is to support and supplement our school to provide opportunities and resources that our students would not otherwise have access to. Through our various fundraising activities throughout the year, we provide funds for our school year budget. We fully fund all field trips for kindergarten through fifth grade for approximately 500 students, many who could not afford to participate in this opportunity if it were not provided as a free activity, as well as sponsoring the school’s anti-bullying campaign, our Rock Reader program to encourage reading outside of the classrooms, we host the annual science fair and talent show, provide classroom periodicals, and also supplement teacher and staff requests for items during the school year. This is just a snippet of what we do but we work year round to better the opportunities for the students. We are a 501©3 non-profit organization.
Our event will take place at the Slippery Rock Park, with registration/start at the Rotary Pavilion and the finish line at the football field. Our course is approximately a mile long and there are a variety of terrains, plus we have activities at each color station. The closest access road to the Pavilion and football field is the entrance near Troy Alan Chevrolet Buick GMC on Grove City Road in Slippery Rock. There is additional parking available near the Recreation Center at the Park entrance off North Main Street, or you can park in the Giant Eagle Plaza. On the morning of the event, all participants will need to stop at the Rotary Pavilion in order to check in, verify their registration, and pick-up their race goodies. Our check-in tables will open at 8:00 AM, with the first racers beginning at 8:30 AM.
If you register by April 1, 2020, you will receive a white logo t-shirt, cinch sack, and color packet for the final color blast. Please note that individuals who register after this date cannot be guaranteed a t-shirt or cinch sack. Each participant will need to register separately in order to allow for accurate count and release forms.
The color powder used for this event is non-toxic and are corn-starch based, but you will still want to be careful not to get the powder in your eyes. All volunteers for the event are instructed not to throw powder at anyone’s face or head; however, due to wind or other circumstances, it is highly recommended that you wear sunglasses or goggles to protect your eyes, as well as using a bandana or cloth over your mouth and nose while passing through the color stations. We want every participant to be as safe as possible. If you or your child is allergic to corn or food dyes, you are pregnant, or suffer from breathing or other health issues, you should consult your physician prior to participation.
The best way to make your wearable art is to wear white or light color clothes that you don’t mind getting color on. While the color is non-toxic, the color is intended to stain your clothes, but can also stain your skin or light color hair. Do not wear clothes that you don’t want to have altered just in case, but the manufacturer does say the color will wash out. We highly recommend bringing a large ziplock baggie or grocery bag to put your color gear in after the race, so that you can preserve the color better and keep it off your car seats (which you might want to cover just in case!) Please be sure to wear tennis shoes, as the terrain does contain pavement, rocks and given the weather in western PA, may be muddy at this time of year.
A little rain will not stop this event! We plan to be there, rain or shine. Refunds will not be issued due to rainy weather. But we don’t want to endanger any of our participants, so if the weather is deemed dangerous by the event directors or local authorities, we will notify you of the cancellation or postponement.
If you have a local business and would be interested in participating in our event as a sponsor, please email us at: [email protected] for more details.