BAXTER — The 5K Kaleidoscope Fun Run and Walk for Hope is scheduled Aug. 3 in Baxter.
Walkers and runners of all ages are encouraged to participate in the first ever 5K Kaleidoscope Fun Run to support the Brainerd campus of Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge. The event will be held in conjunction with the Walk for Hope in memory of John P. Sullivan.
The start/finish line will be at the big top tent located near the corner of Berrywood Drive and College Road in Baxter. This event will not be timed and will have multiple color stations for runners along the route. The route will begin on College Road, west to Evergreen, south to County Road 48, east to Berrywood Drive and then runners and walkers will return to the tent, wearing a rainbow of colors on their complimentary T-shirt. A special “festival of colors” will occur at the conclusion of the Fun Run.
Walkers will utilize the same 5K route as the runners as a one-mile walk around the Berrywood neighborhood has been designed for youth and seniors who want to join the shorter version of the 5K.
Runners and walkers may enter as individuals or as teams of friends, neighbors, families, sports teams, scouts, church groups and co-workers by calling the Teen Challenge campus at 833-8777. Entry fee is $20 per person and children age 4 and younger are free. Those entering by Monday will receive a free T-shirt. Refreshments will be served after the run and several water stations will be located along the route.
Registration begins at 8 a.m., with opening ceremonies at 9 a.m.
Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge assists teens and adults in gaining freedom from chemical addictions and other life-controlling problems by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.