Coloring the community

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Vibrant colors fill the air and blanket participants during the grand finale of the 3rd annual Color Run. The Color Run was held at the Ignacio Middle School on Wednesday, April 25, and welcomed participation from throughout the community, with a big emphasis on youth.
Students run at the start of the 3rd annual Color Run, which was held this year at Ignacio Middle School.
One runner, gets doused in color at one of the booths during the Color Run on Wednesday, April 25 at Ignacio Middle School.
Keyon Alston, Gia Mendoza, Maria Rivera, Jaelyn Alston and Nailah Simon jump up for a photo at the Color Run.
A Color Run participant is all smiles before the grand finale on Wednesday afternoon.
Southern Ute tribal member Oolcu Buckskin is awarded as one of the many outstanding parents in the community by Southern Ute Social Services, nominations for the awards come from the Ignacio School District.
The event coincides with Child Abuse Prevention Month each year, and is sponsored and supported by the Ignacio School District, SUPD, Los Pinos Fire Department, BGC, SunUte, Social Services, the Town of Ignacio, and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.
Southern Ute Councilwoman Lorelei Cloud gets in on the action, working a color station on behalf of Tribal Council.
Southern Ute elder Ula Gregory takes a run at the color stations.
Keyon Alston hits up the BGC color station for a dash of yellow, each station is represented by a different color.
Southern Ute Youth Council members come together at the Color Run for Child Abuse Prevention Month, alongside Youth Council Coordinator Natelle Thompson.
SunUte Community Center Director Robin Duffy-Wirth Emcees the 3rd annual Color Run.
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | SU DRUM
McKayla Lee | SU DRUM
McKayla Lee | SU DRUM
McKayla Lee | SU 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
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
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
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The 3rd annual Color Run kicked off at the Ignacio Middle School on Wednesday, April, 25 and brought students together of all ages from across Ignacio. Color stations were set up in the neighboring streets and encouraged participation from throughout the community. The purpose of the Color Run is to raise awareness and support for Child Abuse Prevention Month each year.

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