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Ever Tried a Kolor Run? Share & Enter to Win!

There has been a lot of press about the current health of Americans.  As we experience the impact of our sedentary culture we have learned regular exercise needs to become an important part of our daily activities. People are looking for fun reasons to get off the couch and get moving.  Some people have the ability to get out and run Marathons, half marathons, 10k or 5k all on their own.  Some of us need more motivation! There is a new fad sweeping across our county and the Tri-Cities is excited to be part of it.

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A Color Run is a 5k (3.1 miles) where the participants wear as much white as possible.  At each kilometer along the way there are color stations where people throw powder paint on all the participants as they go by.  This will ensure everyone crosses the finish line in full color!  As a participant you can run the distance and see what your time is or you can jog, walk, or crawl to the finish line.  This is fun to do alone and even more fun with a group of people you love and enjoy spending time with.

On June 22nd Kingspoint Christian School is excited to be hosting a family friendly5k "KOLOR RUN" which will be held at the Fingernail Building in Howard Amon Park.  It is important for children to get out and participate in healthy activities over the summer and this is a great opportunity for families to have some fun and be active together.

Requirements for this event:

  • Be ready to have fun while participating in a healthy activity
  • Have the ability to travel 5k in some fashion
  • Strollers are welcome (however we cannot guarantee how clean it will be at the finish line)
  • No dogs please

PRIZES for both male and female winners

in each age group!


Early Registration Fees:

Individual Registration $35 ($45 after June 1st)

Child Registration (ages 6-12) - with paid adult $20 ($30 after June 1st)

Child ages 0-5 - with paid adult FREE

Kingspoint Kolor Run T-shirt (not available to order after June 1st$15

Team Registration (min. 5 people)  $30 per person ($40 after June 1st)

Family Registration (up to 5 participants) $100 ($125 after June 1st)


Registration sheets available for download at Mail or drop off your registration with payment at Kingspoint Christian School, 7900 West Court Street, Pasco WA 99301 or register on line at



COMMENT with the name of the last run you participated in OR your favorite Kolor to be entered to win 1 free registration to the Kingspoint Kolor Run ($35 value)! (some restrictions may apply.)  Winner will be announced on June 1!  Good LUCK!

Rainy day hike

Winter weather in the Pacific Northwest can get you down for sure. We spent all day yesterday with the kids cooped up in the house, trying to figure out what to do. They were bored and let their energy out by fighting with each other. This made us realize once again that our kids really need a good amount of daily exercise, and we decided that no matter what the weather, we were going to go on a hike today.

It was pouring when we woke up, but we were determined to go on our hike. We prepared with rain jackets and hiking shoes and hit the trails. The rain was really warm and refreshing, and the kids loved having permission to get soaked and muddy. It felt so nice to get some fresh air and exercise, and the pace that the kids kept reminded us again how much it was needed.

We hiked one of our favorite trails in Corvallis - the Homestead Trail loop from the Oak Creek parking lot of the McDonald Forest. It's about 1.5 miles of relatively flat terrain (I truly believe my kids end up doing an extra mile with all the zig-zagging and back tracking they do, though), and ends with a bridge perfect for throwing Pooh sticks.

Here they are, soaking wet and having a blast:

rainy day hike

If the winter weather has you and your kids down, make the extra effort to get out and get some exercise. What is your family's favorite way to get exercise in the winter?