Color Run brings splash of color, health and awareness

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A grand finale of color and excitement filled the athletic field at Ignacio’s Middle School as students tossed individual color packets into the air following the event countdown.
Southern Ute Vice Chairman Alex S. Cloud gives the welcome and invocation prior to the 2nd annual Ignacio Community Child Abuse Prevention Fun Color Run.
Southern Ute Police Department represents at the annual Color Run, Lt. Chris Naranjo runs the gauntlet of color as he makes his way though the color stations.
A young participant gets a heavy dose of orange powder from the Boys & Girls Club color station as he makes his way along the Color Run circuit.
LeNora Martinez and daughter, Julianna Barry walk hand in hand as participants in the community color run.
A young participant in the color run raises her arms for a refreshing blast of color from academy staffers, Pat Hauschild and Stacey Oberly.
CR5- Student express themselves as they make their way through the color run ‘coloring’ stations.
Girls display multicolored hands and stylish sunglasses after completing the multiple color stations.
The neighborhoods surrounding Ignacio’s Elementary School were filled with youth on Wednesday afternoon during the community Color Run that sported over a dozen color stations and raised awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Volunteers Blenda Ortiz and daughter Sapphire, blast students with color during the color run.
Southern Ute Tribal Councilman Tyson Thompson says ‘thank you’ to all the students, teachers, volunteers and organizers of the color run.
Parents received Outstanding Parents Awards as each school nominated one parent that stood out and provided a safe and nurturing home for their child(ren). They were also awarded with a $75 gift certificate to Seven Rivers Steakhouse and framed award certificate. Parents (l-r): SUIMA, Lynette Sage; Ignacio Middle School, JD and Melanie Brunson; Ignacio High School, Dawn Rock; and Ignacio Elementary School, Lucinda Cloud (not pictured).
Ignacio Middle students, Salisha Chavez and Alexis Ortiz are all smiles and colored with love after the color run.
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
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The 2nd annual Ignacio Community Child Abuse Prevention Color Run drew 543 participants and over 62 volunteers, which made for a vibrant and energetic event. The run was open to all ages under the motto ‘Color My World With Love’. Activities started and finished at the Ignacio Middle School athletic field on Wednesday, April 26 in Ignacio, Colo.

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