5k Through Streets Of Star Valley

PHS club hopes to color runners crazy

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Star Valley’s town council will sponsor the April 26 5K fund-raiser planned by the Payson High School Adventure Club.

The council at its Feb. 4 meeting agreed to lend its support — in name only.

The club provides students the opportunity for educational travel. Last summer it went to Costa Rica and this year, 10 students will go to Greece for 12 days.

Students in the program work throughout the year to raise the money for their trips. They hope 200 people will participate in the 5K race, which will start and finish at the Moose Lodge.

The race will take place along town streets, not Highway 260, with security provided by members of the Gila County Sheriff’s Posse.

Called the “Star Valley Color Me Crazy 5K” the club hopes businesses will sponsor “color stations” where colored, non-toxic, washable cornstarch will be thrown on the runners. The anticipated sponsorship cost for the color stations is $400 each.

Through the 501c3 status of the Payson Friends and Neighbors Club (boosters for school sports and activities) the sponsorship fees are tax deductible.

The plans call for four color stations and three water stations, with Hellsgate firefighters on hand in the event of any emergency.

The event will also include music and food at the Moose Lodge. Club members will provide the music with help from Jared Tenney. Albert Hunt will prepare the barbecue. PHS faculty member Jonathan Ball will serve as master of ceremonies.

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