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An extraordinarily colorful way to experience UW-Green Bay

UWGB Color RunTotals are in: 7,400 runners and walkers registered for The Color Run at UW-Green Bay this weekend. The Color Run and campus organizers send their appreciation along to UW-Green Bay Police and more than 200 volunteers who helped make the event run smoothly. The event raises more than $7,000 for student scholarships (of which at least $1,000 will be designated for the Public Safety Scholarship), while introducing thousands of people to our beautiful campus during peak fall colors. Traffic problems of a year ago (attributed mostly to the sudden Leo Frigo Bridge closure) were nearly nonexistent. And the cold? What cold?

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Photos by Lauren Hlavka, photo intern, Office of Marketing and University Communication

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Details on Sunday’s ‘Color Run’ and parking lot closing

The Color Run returns to campus this Sunday (Oct. 5) at 10 a.m. with 6,600 participants already pre-registered. On-site registration and packet pickup will be available all day Saturday and between 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday.  Load-in will begin on Friday afternoon with some supplies being dropped off at the Weidner Center and the Studio Arts Parking Lot. The Studio Arts lot will officially close for the weekend at 5 p.m. Friday and reopen after the Festival grounds are cleared on Sunday afternoon. To avoid tickets or towing, students and staff are being asked to find alternate parking for the weekend. The run will loop through the entire campus and many roadways and all the parking lots will effected. The event is expected to generate at least $5,000 for student scholarships, and 10 student organizations and athletic teams will each receive $1,000 for volunteering to help staff the event. Online registration (http://thecolorrun.com/green-bay/) is still open and runners can use the discount code of UWGB14 for $5 off their fee. For more information, contact Student Life at ext. 5676.

Fun run, lasting vibe: Student paper devotes bright center spread to Color Run 5K

The good vibe from Sunday’s (Sept. 29) Color Run 5K has lasted all week at UW-Green Bay, where our own Fourth Estate student newspaper devoted a very colorful Thursday (Oct. 2) center spread to the event. With 7,000 participants, plenty of students and alumni and ample social media buzz, the fun just couldn’t be contained to a single day. See more.
 

Lasting ‘Color': Good vibe from fun run remains

The good vibe from Sunday’s (Sept. 29) Color Run 5K just keeps coming on the campus of UW-Green Bay, where students, alumni and other participants say the event was a success — and they’ll be back.

The Fourth Estate, UW-Green Bay’s student newspaper, devoted a very colorful center spread to the event in its Thursday (Oct. 3) edition, sharing terrific before-and-after pics, a brief event summary and some of the social media buzz.

“So everyone in high school that went to the color run at UWGB, Don’t you wanna go to college there now? I know you do. It’s great,” tweeted one enthusiastic participant.

“Had a Lot Of fun At The Color Run 2day In Green Bay! Literally Look Like The Hulk!” another added.

Student Life program coordinator Grant Winslow said he received plenty of positive feedback from grads and others about the campus and the run.

“Alumni were gushing on social media about how well the event turned out,” Winslow told the paper.

For more on the event — including some great pics — check out our feature post.

Photos from a colorful day for running at UW-Green Bay

More than 7,000 runners and walkers sprinted and strolled through the 3.1 miles course that highlighted UW-Green Bay’s central campus— past Studio Arts, Residence Life, Kress Center, Mary Ann Cofrin Hall, Cofrin Library, Lab Sciences, Wood Hall and the Weidner Center. Each “wing” of campus had a color station with volunteers sprinkling the colored food-grade cornstarch on each participant. Student Life’s Grant Winslow said there were more than 250 student volunteers (student groups could earn money for their organization by volunteering their time, and UW-Green Bay alumna Kari Polczynski Dawson ’01 served as race director and brought the event to campus. See photo gallery.

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Check out this Color Run vine from Marketing and University Communication intern Chanel Aries, https://vine.co/v/h6t0QYvh3eI.
 

7,000 plus participated in the ‘Happiest 5K on the Planet’

The Color Run 5KFinal tallies are still forthcoming, but it’s estimated that close to 10,000 people enjoyed the beautiful fall day at UW-Green Bay, Sunday, September 29, as part of The Color Run festivities. More than 7,000 runners and walkers sprinted and strolled through the 3.1 miles course that highlighted UW-Green Bay’s interior — past Studio Arts, Residence Life, Kress Center, Mary Ann Cofrin Hall, Cofrin Library, Lab Sciences, Wood Hall and the Weidner Center. Each “wing” of campus had a color station with volunteers sprinkling the colored food-grade cornstarch on each participant.

Program Coordinator for Student Life Grant Winslow said there were more than 250 student volunteers (student groups could earn $ for their organization by volunteering their time). There was even a volunteer group from Milwaukee that bused to the event to earn money for its club. In addition, Good Times Programming, which helped with the logistics of the event including the solicitation of volunteers, set-up and logistics, was the major non-profit partner, earning enough to offer scholarships to students next year. Details are to be worked out, but Winslow hopes the criteria will allow students who invest in the life of the campus receive top consideration. Off-campus volunteers included the Green Bay West Pep Band and the Ashwaubenon Cheer Team. See the photos to share in the fun.

UW-Green Bay alumna Kari Polczynski Dawson, ’01, Communication, The Color Run race director, approached UW-Green Bay about bringing the race to her alma mater. Steve Zywicki, UWGB’s coordinator of events and reservation services, Stephanie Kaponya, program coordinator for Student Life and UW-Green Bay Public Safety and Police staff all played major roles in the creating a dynamic event.

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– Photos by Sue Bodilly, director of marketing, Office of Marketing and University Communication

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Harmonious hues: Color Run, dubbed planet’s happiest 5K, headed for campus

Color us ready: The Color Run 5K is headed our way. For those unfamiliar, the untimed event begins with all participants clad in white — but they don’t stay that way for long. At each kilometer, participants are doused with brightly colored powder, with more color-blasting that awaits at the finish. Focused on fun, the event “celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality and giving back to the community,” according to its official website. The Green Bay Color Run will take place Sunday, Sept. 29 — additional details to follow. For more info, check out http://thecolorrun.com/green-bay/.