A colorful awareness

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Charlize Valdez gives a colorful smile during the Fun Color Run hosted on Wednesday, April 27 at Ignacio Middle School.
"Color Our World With Love" was the motto for this year's Fun Color Run.
Lakota TwoCrow (left) joins Shelly Thompson and Clement J. Frost as he gives a blessing to all the runners.
Participants gather for a fun warm-up.
SunUte’s Robin Duffy-Wirth leads SUPD officers; Division of Social Services Director, Shelly Thompson and Chairman Clement J. Frost to the Cupid Shuffle as a pre-run warm up.
Robin Duffy-Wirth, SunUte Fitness Director, amps up the crowd as the Fun Color Run commences.
A group of young runners charge from the starting line as the Fun Color Run begins.
Council members Lorelei Cloud and Melvin J. Baker douses a group of runner with bright colors.
Young runners keep up their pace.
Tribal member Twyla Blackbird (left) prepares to douse a runner with colors.
Staff from the Ignacio School District have an enjoyable time.
Rocky Cundiff from Ignacio High School darts through a color plume.
Runners of all ages sport their favorite colors during the Fun Color Run.
Sarah Cuch and Diamond Morgan march in the Fun Color Run with excitement.
Jeff Ward (right) showers an unsuspecting runner.
Mari Jo Owens from the Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy gets colorized by the Southern Ute Police Department.
Young runners show their support for peace and love.
Twyla Blackbird splashes green over an excited Evie Chamblee.
The Fun Color Run was an enjoyable event for all ages, families, and friends.
The Fun Color Run brought families and friends together to learn about an important message.
The Southern Ute Police Department enjoys themselves at the Fun Color Run.
A runner is splashed with a shade of green.
Monika Lucero smiles as she gets sprayed with green.
Friends enjoy a roll in the colored powder.
Los Pinos Fire Department set off the grand finale.
Ray Coriz (right), SUPD chief, walks through a cloud of red colors as runners celebrate the grand finale.
Los Pinos Fire Dept. throws color from their fire ladder onto students who finished running their course.
Students from Ignacio Elementary School jump and dance around to the music played by DJ Oscar Cosio at the Child Abuse Prevention Color Run, Wednesday, April 27.
Tallas Cantsee runs through the last leg of the Color Run getting hit by a line of color throwers.
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
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With April being Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Ignacio School District and the Town of Ignacio, teamed up to spread awareness by hosting a Fun Color Run on Wednesday, April 27. Over three hundred participants met on the Ignacio Middle School playing field making the event a colorful experience while spreading an important message.

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