April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and CASA is hosting their fourth annual 5K Color Fun Run with the theme "We run so they don't have to."

CASA's 5K Color Fun Run will take place Saturday, April 6, on the south side of the Mathewson Exhibition Center parking lot. This is a 5K run/walk combined with between four and six color stations along the run/walk route. Participants are encouraged to wear a white shirt to show off the brilliant colors that will be encountered on the walk.

5K: Check-in is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. 5K begins at 9 a.m. Cash prize is awarded for overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd place.

New this year is a Kids Color Run for ages 12 and under. Check-in is at 10 a.m. The run begins at 10:30 a.m., for kids ages12 & under. Trophies will be awarded for overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd place.

Registration fees are $30 for adults, $15 each for the Kids Run, and $40 for a Virtual Run.

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Randy Kirby

You can register now at https://secure.givelively.org/event/citizens-against-spouse-abuse-incorporated/casa-4th-annual-5k-color-fun-run-2024

For those that live out of town or just can't make it on the 6th, a Virtual Run has been added. Virtual Run: A Facebook page has been set up Virtual Run Group at  https://www.facebook.com/groups/919738929215523/
All registrations are due by March 14, and includes a T-shirt and a medal.

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It should be noted that the Home & Garden Show will be going on in the Mathewson from 9-6 and features Casa's Art Exhibit along the upper level. CASA's Art Exhibit will feature community members' art work featuring all types of art embracing strength, success, courage, dreams, confidence and new starts.

Vote on your favorite art work for People's Choice. $1 per vote. Winner will receive a People's Choice plaque and a $50 gift card. We are looking for artwork to be entered. Do More of what you love! Express yourself, and enter your work today at https://www.facebook.com/events/24943261631954631

CASA thanked its presenting sponsors, including Nucor of Sedalia & VanNatta Fabrication.

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Randy Kirby

Prize sponsors include: Premier Realty Group and Advance Building Supply.
Color Station sponsors include Tyson Foods and Billie Barnes- RE/MAX of Sedalia.
5K sponsors include World Finance; Stone Laser Imaging, Sedalia Democrat; County Distributing; Townsquare Media with KXKX, KSDL, KSIS; and Benne Media with KDRO and KPOW Power 97.

There are more openings for sponsors.  Prize and Color Station Sponsorships are only $250.  If you would like to support CASA's family fun event, e-mail Julie Hoffert, Director of Development, at julie@casa-sedalia.org.

CASA still need volunteers for this event. If you can help Saturday, April 6 from 8 till noon, email Julie Hoffert at julie@casa-sedalia.org.

The Color Fun Run is a 5k with certain points throughout the course where they will be doused with our non-toxic color powder. We encourage goggles and face masks for any little ones. For the older guys and gals & adults – CASA suggests sunglasses and a white t-shirt to catch all the bright colors.

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Randy Kirby

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