Students get colorful in local 5K

first_imgOn Saturday morning, many Notre Dame students participated in the self-proclaimed “happiest 5K on the planet” when the Color Run came to South Bend.  Senior Kelly Cronin said different colors of powder were thrown at runners at on every kilometer of the 5K route.  “That was a nice punctuation [because] it made it feel like I was going through it a lot faster than if it had just been every mile, or every now and then,” she said. “It was nice to keep track of where I was based on how many colors I had thrown at me.”  Because of the high humidity on Saturday morning, Cronin said the color stayed on the runners.   “I was told that the dye would come out of my clothes, and I’m sure with another shower or two, the dye will come out of my skin,” she said”  Cronin said she enjoyed the casual, non-competitive environment of the Color Rut.  “People were just there to have fun, so I felt like it was okay for me to not be a very serious runner,” she said. “It was a cool atmosphere – I’m not a very competitive person, so just having a loving, joyful running atmosphere was great.”  The lack of tracking devices for runners to time themselves added to the informal race set-up, she said.  “They didn’t even have a screen telling you how long it took you to run,” Cronin said. “The idea of not having a timing device at the beginning and the end made it a lot more casual … then you could just focus on having fun and getting as much color thrown at you as possible.” The run started at the Silver Hawks’ stadium, Cronin said, and went through downtown South Bend and several residential areas before returning to the stadium.  “The track took us through downtown, and that’s an area you don’t normally get to explore that often,” she said. “It was nice to run through it and see different areas. “This is Indiana, so there aren’t exactly large hills to climb up. There were some moments where there was an incline, but it was nothing that was very worrisome.” Freshman Kate Walsh said because the powder was difficult to run through, many people walked or jogged through the areas it was thrown.  “You couldn’t really see, and you would breathe in the powder,” she said. “Most people, through the zones where it was thrown, would just really slowly run and get covered in color.” Walsh said she heard about the Color Run through Runner’s World magazine’s website.  “I was looking up races in South Bend over the summer, when I was feeling motivated,” she said. “I figured if I signed up for races, then I would have to run them.” The entire run had a “party atmosphere,” Walsh said, in keeping with its goal as the “happiest 5K on the planet.”  According to the Color Run’s website, the unique paint race celebrates “healthiness, happiness and individuality” and  has grown from more than 50 events and 600,000 participants in 2001, to more than 100 events and a million participants in 2013. Contact Catherine Owers at [email protected]last_img read more

Emergency Crews Respond To Monday Morning Crash

first_imgOSGOOD — Early this morning Police Fire and Rescue responded to a one-vehicle accident involving a Batesville teenager.At 3:55 a.m., Adam Siebert, 19, was driving southbound on US 421 outside of Osgood. Siebert fell asleep and ran off the roadway. The vehicle struck a utility pole on the east side. The utility pole was broken off at the base near the ground; however, no wires were disconnected.Siebert was treated for a head laceration and released at the scene.last_img

Mid-Summer Classic this Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park

first_imgBy Lonnie WheatleyPEORIA, Ariz. (July 8) – Canyon Speedway Park is where the action will be this Saturday night as the 1/3-mile clay oval near Phoenix hosts the Mid-Summer Classic.IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds will headline Saturday’s Mid-Summer Classic with Pure Stocks, Renegades, Dwarf Cars and X Mods on the card as well. After a Wednesday night open practice session from 6-9 p.m., Saturday’s Mid-Summer Classic goes green at 7 p.m. Ricky Thornton Jr., will try to continue his dominance in the Modified ranks by adding another notch to the win column. Thornton has racked up eight feature wins in 10 tries dating back to the Winter Challenge in January.Thornton has opened up a 22 point advantage in the track championship points race over Ryan Roath, with Cody Center just three more points back in third. Steve Stultz and George Fronsman round out the current top five in IMCA Modified points.Tickets for Saturday’s Mid-Summer Classic are $15, with a $2 discount for military, seniors and students. Children ages 7-12 are $6 with six and under admitted free. VIP passes are available for $20.last_img read more