CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Last September, several sane and reasonable Austin Peay State University students closed their eyes and intentionally ran through clouds of non-toxic colored starch. When they emerged from the haze, their hair was green, their skin was blue and their clothes were covered in splotches of yellow. And, more importantly, almost all of them were smiling.
The students, along with community members, were participating in the APSU Alumni Relations Office’s inaugural Gov “Color” Run - a one-mile run around campus through cloudbursts of color. The success of last year’s event has prompted the Alumni Office to do it again, with this year’s run scheduled for 5 p.m. Sept. 27. A limited number of free tickets are now available for students that pre-register at https://govrun2014.eventbrite.com.
“This run is all about having fun,” Rylan Kean, APSU special events coordinator, said. “Color stations and surprises will be set up along the way to keep the party going.”
The race will make use of the campus’ new GOV Trails – a Tennessee Department of Health-funded project that promotes physical activity at APSU – and it will conclude at the APSU Intramural Field with a large party, featuring music and a chance to socialize.
Tickets for non-students or students that don’t preregister are $20. Registration is available online at https://govrun2014.eventbrite.com. Participants are encouraged to dress up in monocles, top hats, fake mustaches and prim suits with tails, honoring the APSU mascot, the Governor.
For more information, contact Kean at 931-221-7979 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo cutline: Runners were showered in colors during the first Gov “Color” Run event in 2013. Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU staff.