Wilton Youth Council is hosting the return of the ‘Color for the Council’ Color Run on Thursday, May 3, at 3:30 p.m., to raise money for its Youth to Youth (Y2Y) program, as well as other Wilton Youth Council programs.

Youth to Youth is an international club founded in 1982 in Columbus, Ohio as a community-based drug prevention and youth leadership program. The goal is to encourage young people to make positive choices and to live free of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.  The Middlebrook Y2Y club focuses on four components: c community service, personal growth, fun positive actions, and drug and alcohol education.  Within Youth to Youth at Middlebrook, there is a student board which provides leadership and decision making opportunities for students.

My School Color Run is an untimed fun run for all ages and fitness abilities. It is open to all Middlebrook students and staff and their families. Along the route, participants pass through color splash zones, where they are doused with colored powder.  Additionally, each pre-registered participant is provided with a single powder color packet that will be thrown in the air at the final color celebration at the finish line.

“We want to engage the entire Middlebrook community in an event that is fun and encourages a healthy way of living,” says Tanya Leonard, program leader of Youth to Youth at Middlebrook.

Anyone can sign up for the run by visiting the Color for the Council website or by completing a paper registration form. Runners will receive a t-shirt, race bib, and individual color packet while supplies last.

Business sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please email Kathy Schlageter for more information.

At A Glance

WHAT: “Color for the Council’ Color Run for Wilton Youth Council

WHEN: Thursday, May3, 2018 at 3:30pm

WHERE: Middlebrook Middle School

REGISTER: http://bit.ly/color4thecouncil

CONTACT: Tanya Leonard (leonardt@wiltonps.org)