Organizer Chuck Fisher said there were approximately 210 participants in the inaugural Color My Spirit 5K run and walk on Saturday at the Richmond County Fairgrounds in Hamlet. The event was part of the Catch the Fire gala.
A portion of the proceeds will go to Communities in Schools of Richmond County. CIS is a program that empowers students to achieve their greatest potential in school and life.
“It was a pretty magical event,” Fisher said. Many people mentioned “how great it was to have something so different right in their back yard. We painted the town for the morning.”