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Color Me Pink 5k to raise funds for cancer awareness

 

Open house with Worland Crossfit and early registration July 22, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

WORLAND, WY (July 21, 2014) –Washakie Medical Center plans to turn the town pink at the Color Me Pink 5K Fun Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.

Organizers partnered with Worland Crossfit to have an open house 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22 at 1280 S. Flat Road in Worland. Trainers and organizers will be on hand to answer questions about the race, provide running and nutrition tips and explain training programs available through Crossfit. Training programs help participants improve fitness and flexibility, prevent workouts from becoming routine, stay motivated with peer support, and boost self-confidence.

Color Me Pink is organized to have fun while raising awareness of and money for the fight against breast cancer. Proceeds of the race stay in the community supporting women in their fight against breast cancer. During the race, runners and walkers pass through stations for splashes of color to brighten their way – and themselves. Near the end of the 3.1 mile course, they encounter one final color blast at the countdown.

This year’s event begins at 9 a.m. at the Worland High School track with parking in the middle school parking lot, 2150 Howell Ave. The first 150 participants to sign up will receive a Color Me Pink goodie bag and a bag of color to toss at the finish line. Race fees are $25 for adults and $15 for youth 18 and under.

Racers who register early can pick up their packets at Washakie Medical Center mammography department, 400 S. 15th St., between 5-7 p.m., Friday Aug. 15. Or you can pick them up starting at 8 a.m. race day. For registration and more information, visit www.wtschamber.org or www.active.com or call Teresa Seidel at (307) 431-1462.

Tips for participation:

  • Use coconut oil, olive oil or leave-in conditioner in your hair to keep the race colors from sticking.
  • As an alternative to oil, you can wrap your hair in a thick bandana. You also may use a bandana to cover your mouth and to wipe down after the event.
  • Wear sunscreen, lip balm and sunglasses.
  • Wear clothes and shoes that you won’t mind getting sprayed. The dusty powder from the color will blow or wipe off after the event, and you should try to brush off as much as possible to prevent spreading it on your way home. It’s best to remove it before it gets wet.
  • Leave your pets safe and sound at home.

Washakie Medical Center is a county-owned hospital in Worland, WY, operated by Banner Health, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health care systems with 25 hospitals in seven states. The hospital offers expanding technology to meet the needs of the Big Horn Basin residents. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com/Washakie.

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