The annual Bay Head Elementary Color Fun Run took place on the morning of Oct. 21. It was the latter portion of a two-race event, including the adult race, called the Shark Run, that preceded the 10 a.m. leg.
Organized by the Bay Head Home and School Association [BHHSA], students grades kindergarten through sixth lined up adjacent to the Bay Head Tax Collector office in white BBHSA t-shirts and took off south towards the municipality’s court building. Tasked with taking five laps around Centennial Park [which is equivalent to one mile], every participant was doused in bright powders and splashes of color on every turn from volunteers and parents.
Headstarts were given to the fourth, fifth and sixth graders to begin the race, starting with the sixth graders and much to the displeasure of the younger runners. Quickly into the race, however, that had been forgotten and the main vision of the event, which was community cohesiveness, was achieved according to event chair and BHHSA Vice President Jenny Kelber.
“I think [The Color Fun Run is] great for the school and the community. It brings everybody together rain or shine,” said Ms. Kelber. “…It also brings other people in. I have a number of people that help out with the race every year that look forward to it.”
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