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Volunteers needed for The Color Run Kaleidoscope Tour debut in Youngstown

05-30-2014

Volunteers are needed for The Color Run, the largest event series in the nation, which will be debuting in Youngstown on June 14. The event will be held at the Covelli Centre and begins at 9 a.m.  Volunteers will help with registration, “throw color” and distribute water. For more information regarding volunteer opportunities, call 330-746-9128.

Registration is still open for individual and team runners at https://thecolorrun.com/youngstown.  Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley has been selected as the charity partner for The Color Run and will receive $1 from every registration made using the code CHMCA.

In 2014 The Color Run is introducing their new Kaleidoscope Tour. Kaleidoscopes demonstrate the beauty of motion and change. Whether it’s new runners getting ready for their first 5k, or seasoned athletes remembering what it feels like to run for fun, the Kaleidoscope Tour will be an unforgettable event filled with 5k magic. Participants can expect novel course attractions, fresh participant gear and new store merchandise.

The Color Run, a for-profit company, loves the opportunity it has to partner with charities to help shine a light on their amazing work within society and highlight the causes they stand for. The Color Run is thrilled to be working with Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley for the Youngstown event.

“We are so excited to have been selected as the charity partner and look forward to working with The Color Run on this fun, family-oriented community event,” said JoAnn Stock, director of development.

About The Color Run

The Color Run is the largest event series in the United States and the first of its kind. Travis Snyder founded the 5k paint race event series in 2012, creating a new genre of running event. The Color Run celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality, bringing the community together to create a five-kilometer canvas of colorful fun. To learn more about The Color Run, visit www.thecolorrun.com or watch this video.

About Akron Children’s Hospital

Akron Children’s Hospital has been caring for children from Youngstown, Warren and surrounding communities for more than 50 years. Ranked a Best Children’s Hospital by US News & World Report, Akron Children’s is the largest pediatric provider in northeast Ohio. Akron Children’s Beeghly Campus in Boardman is a 32-bed pediatric hospital, offering a 24/7 emergency department and surgical, radiology, endocrinology, laboratory, rehabilitation and EEG/ECHO/EKG services, as well as a hematology/oncology clinic and infusion center. Also based in the Mahoning Valley are a neonatal intensive care unit, neonatal special care nursery, child advocacy, community outreach and education programs, and pediatric specialty practices in adolescent medicine, allergy/immunology, cardiology, epilepsy, genetics, nephrology, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, rheumatology, physiatry, plastics/reconstructive services, pulmonology and urology. For more information, visit www.akronchildrens.org/mv.

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