IRON RIVER—Stambaugh Elementary’s annual All-School 5K Rainbow Run will be held on June 4 beginning at 9 a.m. at Nanaimo Park in Iron River.
Runners will pass six color stations set up to spray them with color. All colors are washable and environmentally safe. The 5K run is free and open to the public. Runners are asked to make a donation to the Iron County Cancer Unit upon registration. Registrations begin at 8 a.m.
More than 500 students and staff will be participating in the event. This year it will be a Rainbow Run, similar to the popular Color Run 5Ks that are taking place nationally.
The 5K will begin at 9 a.m. and follow the Apple Blossom Trail and end in Caspian.
“West Iron County Schools has made a passionate commitment to raising a healthier generation,” said school health coordinator, Denise Maloney. “While the No. 1 goal of schools today is academics, we also have worked hard to instill in our students healthy lifestyle habits that will carry them over a lifetime, long after they have left our classrooms and hallways, as well.
“This is the third year that our school has done a 5K run. This event would not be possible without our corporate sponsors that provide us with financial support, as well as our amazing community and student volunteers, the Iron River Police Department, the Iron County Sheriff’s Department and many others that come together to support this event. They are incredible health champions for our school district.”
Corporate sponsors including Wells Fargo, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Blue Cross Blue Shield, State Farm, United Dairy Council of Michigan, Action For Healthy Kids, NorthStar Health System, THREADS and WIC schools.
For more information, call Stambaugh Elementary at 265-6141. If anyone would like to support the students’ fundraising for the Iron County Cancer Unit, drop off donations at the Stambaugh Elementary office.