RICHMOND, Va. – This past Saturday, members of the VCU Men's and Women's Track & Field team had a unique opportunity to volunteer at the Color Run at Richmond International Raceway.
The Color Run is a 5K race that travels from city to city throughout the United States. Every kilometer different colors are thrown on the runners, leaving them drenched in multiple colors by the end of the race. Following the race there is a huge dance party where more color is shot on the participants.
Assistant Track Coach Allyson Thomas has two friends that work for the Color Run company, and they asked her to get the team involved.
"I hope they will have us back next year," Thomas said. "It was a great day, and I don't know who had more fun, the runners or us."
VCU was stationed at the first kilometer and were in charge of throwing the yellow on the runners as they passed their station.
Junior pole vaulter Matt Hatheway was one of the Rams that helped out at the event, and enjoyed his time helping out.
"The color run was a blast, it was colored chaos," Hatheway said.
Teammate and classmate Justine Dutton echoed Hatheway's enjoyment of the event.
"It was the most fun volunteering activity I've ever done," said Dutton. "It was a great experience for the part of the team that went. I hope we get to do this again next year, and with the whole track team."
The men's and women's track & field team begin their indoor season in January.