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On September 28, Peers Advocating Wellness for Students, in collaboration with Campus Activity Board and Campus Recreation, hosted Assumption College’s third annual Color in Motion Run. The original Color Run in March 2011 was described as the “happiest 5k on the Planet.” Runners wear white and are doused with color throughout their run. The event ends with the Finish Festival, which includes dancing and clouds of color.

The Color Run promotes living a healthy lifestyle and improving wellness.

“To advocate for the wellness of the [Assumption] campus,” said Ethel McGinn, a senior and President of PAWS, of the run’s purpose.

Hosting a color run is one of many events that PAWS hosts to get people involved in a physical activity. This year, the Color in Motion Run consisted of 160 participants and 10 volunteers, resulting in a successful event enjoyed by all. Students participated for $5, and received a Color in Motion t-shirt. All proceeds went to covering the cost of the event.

The run began at the Laska Gymnasium at 9 a.m. and continued all the way around campus. Color was thrown every lap at both Laska and the Duck Pond. All 160 participants were covered in color by the end of the race. The Color in Motion Run and PAWS have received nothing but positive feedback.

“What an amazing event. Definitely gave me a reason to run faster,” said senior Mia-Michelle Russell.

While Russel ran, some students and their families opted to walk the 5k.

“Everyone really enjoyed themselves,” said junior volunteer Demi Votto.

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