Katy, Texas News (March 29, 2017) – Over 700 local residents attended the first annual Katy Color Run. The event benefited three local organizations: Christ Clinic, Clothed by Faith and Hope Impacts. The event got off to a colorful start with a 1K Kids’ Dash and was followed by a chalk filled 5k. The run was held at the APEX medical building at 25277 Kingsland Boulevard in Katy, and sponsored by Kingsland Baptist Church along with the City of Katy and Healthy Gourmet.
Jackson Potter, 12 and Alexia Diermeier, 15 were the top male and female finishers in the 5K. Potter finished with a time of 19:47 and Diermeier clocked in at 21:58. Paloma Medrano, 8 and Kian Ghilzadeh, 11 were the winners of the Kids’ Dash 1K.
Entertainment at the post race party included performances by Marshall Camp and Mark Wells and featured fitness demonstrations by the Katy Main Street YMCA. Talented local chalk artists created colorful masterpieces. Several local vendors attended the event and offered complementary beverages and snacks to runners and spectators. A kids zone had games, face painting, balloon artists, inflatables, trampolines and healthy snacks.
All proceeds from the Color Run benefited three local nonprofit organizations: Christ Clinic, Clothed by Faith and Hope Impacts. Christ Clinic is a charity health clinic and provides medical care for uninsured and underinsured patients. Clothed by Faith gives gently used and new clothing to thousands of Katy area residents in need. Hope Impacts imparts hope to homeless, helpless and under resourced people in the Katy area by connecting them to services and resources. More than 100 volunteers helped make the event a success.
Courtesy of Christ Clinic