By Tia Lynn Ivey
The first-ever Color Run brought Morgan County students from the elementary middle and high schools and some home-schoolers, together for a vibrant activity to kick off the Cross Country season this year.
About 120 kids participated in last Wednesday’s races, where runners were doused in powdered colors while running a two-mile course.
“It was a good workout,” said Erin Spinks, coach of the Morgan County High School Cross Country team.
According to Spinks, the Color Run isn’t meant to be competitive, but a creative way to begin the season and encourage runners to bond with one another.
“This was a way to let the kids get to know their teammates and to build each other up. We are just creating ways to keep running fun. We want to make it so the training isn’t always so hard and vigorous, but fun and memorable,” said Spinks.
“It was really awesome,” said Sarah Robertson, coach of the Morgan County Middle School Cross Country team. “It just pushes them through the two-mile course. They really pulled together as a team and pushed each other while having a great time.”