Again this year Clinton will celebrate the United in Faith Color Run. On November 9 at 8:00am, we’ll gather at First Baptist Church at the Corner of Church and Jackson Streets here in Clinton, Louisiana. On-line registration is now open. Please continue reading below for more information.
Who Should Participate?
This event is open to any and all of whatever age – whether you’re a competitive runner, casual jogger, walker, or stroller. It’s an accurately marked two-mile event through the heart of one of the state’s oldest established towns. The course passes by almost 10 different Christian congregations, and hopefully there will be members along the route to cheer on participants.
Where is event being held?
We have a new venue: First Baptist Church located right smack in the middle of this antebellum town. The event starts and ends at First Baptist Church in Clinton. Our vision has always been to rotate the venue at various churches to involve more and introduce more of our town’s Christian faith community. We are thankful for the support and involvement again this year provided by various Christian congregations at our multi-denominational fitness and fund-raising event.
For the first two years we staged the event at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, and like last two years we staged our event from the United Methodist Church. In 2017 and 2018 Faith Presbyterian Church was our host. Our prayer is that we continue to involve more and more Christian congregations for the event venue each year to include a wide assortment of folks from throughout the area.
Why on this date?
This year the event falls two days before the actual day and “official” Veterans Day, which is Nov. 11 This year the event falls on the day before the actual day and “official” Veterans Day, which is Nov. 11. We want to honor U.S. military veterans for their sacrificial service for our nation. Are there lots of collegiate football games and other events on this day? Of course, but we’re hoping our early morning start will be such that all can come and have fun and then spend the rest of the day watching football. Typically this is a nice, cool fall day and that makes for a great outdoor event everyone can enjoy.
Facilities and Support?
We will have plenty of parking and restroom facilities. In addition, thanks to our generous sponsors, we will have plenty of water, sports drinks, and other refreshments before and after the event.
Note Price Breaks for Registration and Late Registration Fees
Again this year, we’ve staggered our entry pricing to help encourage folks to sign up early and often. Please note that race day registrations will cost the most since there is a bit more involved in signing up those who decide at the last minute to participate. Please note that if you choose to sign up online via ImAthlete.com, there may be a very modest service fee for doing so via the internet.
What’s a “Color Run”?
As if running continuously for two miles isn’t enough, many event coordinators like to add a little “color” to the mix – literally. It’s a fun addition to many runs held around the world where harmless and easy-to-wash off powdered colors of the rainbow are thrown, dumped, “shot” over and at you. If you’re concerned about color hurting your fitness attire (and you really need not be concerned), you might want to plan accordingly.
Schedule on the Day of the Event
We start at 8 a.m. and the run itself will begin at 8:30 a.m. There will be a service inside the First Baptist Church sanctuary just before the run begins where we will honor God and U.S. military veterans. Remarks from pastors, veterans and veterans’ organizations will set a wonderful emotional foundation to launch runners into a fun morning through the clouds of color along the two-mile run course. Get your singing voices ready, too; we’re sure to sing such favorites as “God Bless America”!