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Tahoe Youth & Family Services announces colorful fundraiser

Tribune staff report

Tahoe Youth & Family Services announced a plan to raise money with an explosion of color. The organization will hold Tahoe's first Color Blast Fun Run Sept. 14 at Lake Tahoe Community College.

The event centers around a 5-kilometer run. But instead of handing out water bottles and energy bars, organizers and spectators pelt the runners with fistfuls of colorful powder. Runners will be splashed with a different color powder each kilometer.

Runners of all ages and abilities are welcome. The run is not timed and winners will not be rewarded, though they may get splashed with extra color.

The color powder is created from cornstarch. It is 100 percent safe, edible and biodegradable, according to the event website. Sensitive participants are encouraged to wear goggles as the powder may enter the eyes.

Parking will be limited. Participants are encouraged to arrive by bicycle. A free bike valet will be available. The event is expected to sell out.

Tahoe Youth & Family Services is a non-profit organization that has been serving youth and families in the South Lake Tahoe community since 1971 and the Douglas County, Nevada since 2005.

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Their mission is to promote the healthy development of children, youth, and families in our community by providing counseling, education and support services.

To find out more information or to register, volunteer or sponsor, visit colorblastrun.com.

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