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"Color Me Cameron" 5th Annual 5K Color Run/Walk

Saturday, April 1, 2017
Jackson Park 42 1st Street, NW PulaskiVA  24301
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Jackson Park 42 1st Street, NW PulaskiVA  24301

About This Activity

Join us for the color crazed “Color Me Cameron” 5th Annual 5K Color Run/Walk with OVER 5,000 POUNDS OF COLOR and 10 COLOR STATIONS!

It’s not about how fast you can go, it’s about how much fun you can have along the way. The “Color Me Cameron” is a Celebration of Life, with a whirlwind of color that will blow you away!

As participants make their way through the route they will be splashed with color from head to toe. The fun continues after all runners/walkers complete the route with an unforgettable After Party that includes music, dancing, awesome door prizes, and more color. Bring all your friends, & family and color the day away!

All participant fees and donations go directly to the scholarships.
The Cameron Fitzwater Memorial Scholarship Foundation has zero administrative cost. The money needed to purchase supplies for the “Color Me Cameron” are raised prior to the event.

Registration

▪ March 11th – Day of the event: $30
▪ Kids 10 and Under: Free (must be accompanied by a paid adult)

All participants Goody Bags include:
All “Color Me Cameron” participants receive:
1 Virtual gift Bag with free gifts and exclusive discounts
1 month free RockMyRun membership
Individual Color Packet
T-shirt for ages 11 and over. (T-shirt size guaranteed if registered before March 10th)
T-shirts are available for purchase for kids 10 and under $5 if registered before March 10th)

We want to ensure that everyone receives their "Color Me Cameron" t-shirt. We can only guarantee t-shirt confirmations for participants who have registered on or before March 10th. There will be adult size t-shirts available on the day of the event, but there is no guarantee your size will be available.

Mission and Purpose
The Cameron Fitzwater Memorial Scholarship Foundation was created to celebrate the life of Cameron Taylor Fitzwater by allowing his life and aspirations to live on by helping others pursue their dreams of higher education, as he had planned to do in the fall of 2012. It is about turning tragedy into triumph while developing community spirit and giving.

Four - $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually in Cameron’s memory
▪ Recipients are selected from PCHS seniors who best meet the following criteria:
▪ Applicants must be accepted into a 2 year or 4 year College/University or a Technical School.
▪ Applicants must have participated in one or more of the following activities: Boy Scouts, Choir, Drama, MACC Academic Team, Track, Wrestling, and/or Young Life.
▪ Applicants must also write an essay on one of two specified topics.

Cameron’s Story
On April 4, 2012, Cameron was driving to work after school as he had done so many times before. Cameron known for living his life to its fullest tragically died in a car accident. Cameron was only 18; just two months’ shy of graduation with plans to attend WVU in the fall.

Cameron lived his life to the fullest, but more importantly he lived his life out loud. Friends, teachers, and community leaders describe Cameron as “talented”, “gifted”, “a natural leader”, “a smile that lit up our lives”, “an outgoing, fun-loving student who stood up for others,” “he captured the spirit of all people, where their passions were…people that didn't know him directly still knew of him because he was full of life, full of zeal, and enthusiasm."

Cameron was extremely active in school and in the community. He was Captain of the Wrestling Team, Captain of the Math MACC Academic Team, participated in Choir, Drama, Track, Young Life, and Boy Scouts where he was an accomplished Eagle Scout. In addition to attending Pulaski County High School, he also attended the Southwest Virginia Governor's School for Math and Science.

Cameron loved his town and volunteered as often as he could. He grew up volunteering with the local Habitat for Humanity helping in the office, fundraising, volunteering at the Habitat Restore and with the construction of many Habitat houses. He volunteered cutting down fallen trees and removing debris out of the roadways in 2011 when a tornado hit Pulaski. Cameron continued his volunteer efforts with Samaritan’s Purse in the days following. As a Boy Scout, he was involved in numerous service projects throughout the community and at Camp Ottari and Camp Powhatan. Wherever he could help, he was there.

Cameron loved the outdoors. He enjoyed camping, hiking, rock climbing, zip lining, and was an avid kayaker. With his vast array of interests and activities, he is best described as “God took all the crayons in the world and scribbled him inside and out.”

Cameron touched so many lives in his short time here on earth and continues to touch lives today through the good works he left behind, and the legacy he left in the hearts of all who knew him. He is remembered for his adventurous spirit, his sense of humor, his ability to turn any situation into a good one, and his contagious smile. He inspired others to love God, appreciate nature, live big, dream big, embrace their fears, and to never give up.

Cameron wrote; “Kindle the fire within yourself.  Use its light to stay the path. No matter how hard it gets stay ever cheerful.” This is how Cameron lived his life every day.

 

Event details and schedule

Venue: Jackson Park, 42 First Street, NW, Pulaski
• On-site Registration opens:  7:30 am
Food: Panera Bread Bagels, Fruit, Granola Bars, Water, and Gatorade provided
Welcome: 10:00am
Run/Walk begins: Promptly after welcome
Music, Dancing, and Color Throws: Throughout the event
Final Color Throw: After all runners/walkers complete the route
End the day: With a chance to win a spectacular Door Prize
                       (valued between $10 and $2,000)

Directions to the Event
From I-81 South, Exit 94 and I-81 North, Exit 94B
Bear onto Rt. 99
Stay straight
Left on Washington Avenue
Cross RR Tracks
Jackson Park is on the Right.

From Blacksburg/Christiansburg
Peppers Ferry Road (RT. 114)
Right on Rt. 11
Stay straight
Bear left at Blinking Light onto Washington Avenue
Cross RR Tracks
Jackson Park is on the Right

Parking Available
• The Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum (on the right pass Jackson Park)
• Pulaski Historic Train Station (on the left pass Jackson Park)
• Please do not park on First Street, NW

Event route
Start: 42 First Street, NW (Jackson Park)
Right on Jefferson Street
Right on Main Street
Left on Washington Avenue
Left on Dora Highway
Left on Dora Extension of the New River Trail (Cool Springs Entrance)
Cross on Commerce Street
Right on Jefferson Street
Right on First Street, NW (Jackson Park)

Pre-Registered Participant Packet Pickup Times
▪ Friday, March 31st, between 4:30pm-7:30pm at Pulaski County Library, 60 3rd St NW, Pulaski
▪ or on the day of the event at the Pre-Registration check-in table

Reminders
• If you picked up your packet at the library remember to
WEAR YOUR WRISTBAND to the event
Without your wristband on your wrist you will not be able to participate. This is also your Door Prize ticket number.
• Please do not park on First Street, NW.
• Please use the crosswalk when crossing the train tracks.
• Wear white!

Frequently asked questions
What do I wear?
   Wear your whitest white t-shirt and white pants/shorts. Costumes are encouraged and welcome!

What do I need to bring?
   A towel to sit on for the drive home and/or or a change of clothes.

What is the color made of?
  The color is non-toxic FDA approved coloring and cornstarch

How to I preserve the Color in my shirt?
   No guarantee…try spraying your shirt with vinegar, let dry, then iron it.

How do I wash the color off?
   We recommend washing with Dawn Dish Soap. It may take a few washes, but it does come off!

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