Subietown Color 5K Raises $17,000 for Special Olympics Indiana

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. - June 20, 2015 - PRLog -- A cloud of color surrounded hundreds of race participants dressed in white as they kicked off the first annual Subietown Color 5K today at Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA).  The race, hosted by SIA, raised $17,000 to support Special Olympics Indiana.

350 racers, dressed in white, traversed a 3.1 mile route through SIA’s backyard wildlife habitat area, encountering several “color stations” along the way.  At each station, environmentally-friendly colored corn starch was tossed in the air, covering the race participants in a rainbow of brightly-colored powder.  Color runs have become one of the most popular themed races across the country, as evidence by the larger-than-expected crowd at today’s race.

The Subietown Color 5K raised approximately $17,000 for Special Olympics Indiana.  Lynn Noble, Special Olympics Indiana Board Member spoke at the opening ceremony about how the money raised will help support Special Olympics Indiana and the many athletes that compete throughout the state.

Andrew Peterson delivered a poignant keynote speech about his journey as a Special Olympics athlete.  With the support of his father, Peterson developed into an accomplished distance runner and won over 50 gold medals in state competitions and three gold medals at last year’s Special Olympics National Games in New Jersey.  Peterson was named the 2014 Outstanding Self-Advocate for The Arc of Indiana and 2015 Special Olympics Indiana Athlete of the Year.

“Special Olympics Indiana is an outstanding organization that has a positive impact on the lives of thousands of Hoosiers,” stated SIA’s Executive Vice President, Tom Easterday.  “SIA is proud to support all the athletes that participate in Special Olympics across Indiana by hosting this fun 5k event. The Subietown Color 5k is a great event for a great cause, and we look forward to hosting it again next year.”

The 2nd Annual Subietown Color 5K will be held next summer.  More information can be found at:  www.subietown.com

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