NHS hosts first color run


Designed by Ella Williams

The National Honor Society is holding their first color run at Lake Kohlmier on May 20.

Ella Williams

This year, the National Honor Society is hosting their first Color Run. The run consists of a 5K and one mile walk or run that anyone is able to sign up for. Color is thrown at people throughout the run. The run has a 20 dollar entrance fee for the 5K and a 10 dollar entrance fee for the one mile. All the money raised goes to Owatonna’s Community Pathways. 

The run will start at the boat landing at Lake Kohlmier. Before the run, there will be a silent auction followed by the drawing after the race. There will be different themed baskets up for auction with things like gift cards and other items. It is a great way for people to come together and support a good cause. 

Adviser Mr. Jake Kringen says, “It will be a fun event with members of our community all coming out to run and support.”

It takes a lot to prepare for the run. The students help decide the time and place of the run. NHS was able to reach out to local businesses to sponsor the run and ask for donations for the baskets that will be at the auction. 

The students also choose what charity to support. This year NHS picked Owatonna’s Community Pathways. It is a food shelf and thrift store that people in the community can go to and donate. This means that they are able to provide food and clothing for those in need. NHS chose to support Community Pathways this year because it means they can give back directly to the community. 

Previously, the NHS has hosted a talent show to raise money. Being the first year of the color run, they hope that everything goes smoothly. If the run goes well, they will plan to do more in the future as their large group service project. 

Overall, NHS seems excited for this new opportunity. The president of the NHS is Korah Rocha. She is in charge of planning everything with her executive board and making decisions. 

Rocha says, “We just hope to raise as much as we can for Community Pathways.” 

The run was supposed to be on Saturday, May 13, but because of weather it has been rescheduled. The run will now be held on Saturday, May 20. Anyone is welcome to come and support.