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September 26, 2017

5-k and fun run Sunday will support public schools

The Oct. 1 event will take place at the Kettle Run High School track.
The Fauquier Excellence in Education Foundation will host its first 5-k Color Run and 1-k Fun Run on Sunday, Oct. 1.

The 5-k is open to runners of all ages, while the fun run is geared toward children ages 4 to 10. Both “Oh, the Places You’ll Run!” events will take place at the Kettle Run High School track.

Registration will open at 7:45 a.m., with the fun run beginning at 8:30 followed by the 5-k at 9 a.m.

The registration fee is $30 for the 5-k and $10 for the fun run. Registration can be completed online and includes a T-shirt.

Board members will be on hand at the event to share the foundation’s latest achievements, including completion of the Fauquier Outdoor Lab and Environmental Studies Academy, funding for STEM camps, Teacher of the Year awards and grants for educators.

“We’re thrilled to bring our foundation, our schools, and our community together with such a family-friendly event,” said Jennifer Woodside, foundation board member and event chair.

The Fauquier Excellence in Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that creates, enriches, and expands educational opportunities for more than 11,000 students in Fauquier County Public Schools. For more information, visit
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sshrader · October 2, 2017 at 1:20 pm
Inhaling dyed corn starch is the safety concern, especially for kids.
Stacie Griffin · October 2, 2017 at 8:40 am
Thank you to everyone who came out for this fun event! We had over 125 runners and a lot of families participating in both the Fun Run and Color Run. We felt it was a great success for our first event. Not sure why the poster below feels it was not safe. The color is corn-starch powder based and easily washes off. Anyone who did not want color did not have to participate, or they let us know in advance so they could be marked as not wanting color. It was a wonderful morning! Thank you to Kettle Run, our sponsors and families who have encouraged us to do it again next year! Stacie Griffin, Chairman Fauquier Excellence In Education Foundation.
sshrader · September 26, 2017 at 12:07 pm
Color runs- popular with kids but not with runners and safe for no one
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