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Add dash of color to your 5K in May
Color Run - Lakelyn Bouldin
Lakelyn Bouldin is shown coming down the home stretch in last years Generations Color Run at McMinnville Civic Center.

McMinnville officials have approved a little color on city streets.

Generations Gaither’s Group has been given permission to hold its annual 5K Color Run fundraiser on May 12 from 7:30 to 10 a.m. The event, held around the Civic Center, benefits Generation’s three group homes.

“A color run involves color being thrown on participants as they cross mile marker 1 and 2, as well as at the end. The color/paint is made from corn starch and washes off without staining,” said Melissa Brown, executive director of Generations Campbell Lodge/Wood House. “We have an individual lined up to come immediately following the race to spray the street area to ensure all color is removed.”

The group homes, Campbell Lodge, Kolton Wayne, and Wilma, sponsor the event.

“We do fundraiser to raise money for our client’s activities fund which allows us to take our clients on activities such as the zoo, movie theater, aquarium and also purchase gifts for each client for Christmas,” said Brown. “More importantly, without these fundraisers our clients would not be able to get much-needed dental and vision done as well as pay co-pays on their medications.”

Generations Color Run attracted more than 70 competitors.

Last year’s event attracted approximately 70 runners with a need to be doused for a good cause.

Signups for this year’s event can be made online at until May 10. Entry fee is $25.