Welch MS capitalizes on popularity of ‘color dash’ concept to spruce up its fall festival

Runners at Welch Middle School started out with white T-shirts and ended up with a rainbow of colors splashed across their clothing, faces, and even their hair.

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The Wolf Pack Fall Festival and Magnet Color Dash took place on Saturday, Nov. 15, and both children and adults finished the mile-long race looking as though they had been through an explosion in a paint factory.

The race was designed to give a little something extra to Welch’s fall festival by capitalizing on the increasing popularity of “color runs.” It also helped build awareness around the school’s magnet program for physical development. Volunteers at four stations along the race route doused participants with pigment to make exercising more fun.

“Runners, walkers, and joggers looked like confetti eggs after the event,” noted physical education teacher Meredith May. “Everyone had a festive time.”