FORT KENT, Maine — Fitness, fun, and color are coming to Fort Kent. With color runs being popular in southern parts of the state, Color ME is a color run for the St. John Valley. Color ME is designed for all ages and abilities of participants, whether it be running or walking, and is untimed. Participants will leave covered in multiple colors.
“This event is to promote health and happiness, by bringing the community and two countries together,” said Jonathan Kelley of CompetitorME, event coordinatorm, in a press release. “Fort Kent is the perfect location for this event, as fitness is important to so many.”
On Sept. 20, Color ME will begin at Riverside Park at the Lion’s Club Pavilion, take participants over the Fish River bridge, past University of Maine at Fork Kent on Pleasant Street, across the upper Fish River Bridge on Bridge Street, back on Market Street and finishing at Riverside Park.
Stations of color will be along this route, where different colors will be disseminated. The Color ME distance is 3.1 miles and is open to all ages. Color ME gets underway at 1 p.m. and concludes with a huge release of color for all participants.
Event registration must be completed online by Friday, Sept. 12. Registration closes after that date, and there will be no event-day registration. The cost is $30 for individuals. Registrants will receive one free packet of color, color on the course, and access to water. To register, visit http://www.competitorme.com/color-me.html.
In addition to participants, volunteers are being sought to help with the event to ensure it is safe, fun, and successful, according to Kelley. Community members, who are interested in volunteering for Color ME can register on-line at http://www.competitorme.com/volunteers.html.
To stay up to date with Color ME, and all CompetitorME events, please LIKE CompetitorME on Facebook or visit www.competitorme.com.
CompetitorME was born from the farm fields, wooded forests, and high hills of Aroostook County, where a deep passion for endurance sports was cultivated. At CompetitorME, creating and managing quality events is the goal. With our USA Triathlon Certified Race Director; safe, fun, and fair events can be developed. CompetitorME can be found on Facebook, online at www.competitorme.com, and by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.