2017 Color Challenge

Photo by Patti Lennon

More than 215 runners and walkers were treated to delightful temperatures and scenic lake views while taking off under a blast of color at the third annual Echo Lake 5K Color Challenge on Sunday, July 2. The participants passed through 5 color stations where energetic volunteers showered them with brightly colored powder. The event ended lakeside where snacks were provided and prizes were awarded, donated by 20 local businesses.

The participants started and ended their race alongside brightly-colored banners displaying the many local sponsors. A number of runners sported bright costumes, while all exhibited a willingness to be doused (many repeatedly) with color.

All proceeds from this event benefit the Echo Lake Protective Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. ELPA works to maintain and protect the water quality of Echo Lake for all to enjoy now and for generations to come. Submitted by ELPA

Out sincere thanks to the corporate sponsors who helped make this event such a success!!!