Thorndale Runners To Light Up United Way Thermometer With Color 5k


On the heels of a vastly popular, $25,000 inaugural community fundraiser last year, some 750 or more runners are set to lace up their sneakers again on April 26 and flush the United Way of Chester County’s fundraising thermometer from standard red to a splash of neon colors over the course of the Live United in Color 5K along Thorndale’s G.O. Carlson Boulevard.

The 2 p.m. non-competitive 5k run and walk will be preceded by games and activities for children starting at noon, according to a preview in the Daily Local News.

“It’s new and improved; we’re using neon colors this year,” the United Way’s Chris Saello said of the race’s trademark spraying of participants in the DLN story. “We’ve got six color stations, so people will leave even dirtier than they did last year.”

The spray is a family-friendly, non-toxic colored powder made of biodegradable corn starch.

Participants who register on the United Way’s website ahead of the April 19 deadline will receive a T-shirt and sunglasses prior to the race as well as water, chips and possibly soft pretzels to commemorate National Pretzel Day at the finish line, the article noted.

Read more details about the second annual event in the Daily Local News here.

Top Photo Courtesy Justine Newman Photography

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