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By Michelle Bigelbach
The Courier 

Paint Run/Walk Starts This Weekend

 

August 16, 2017

Sean R. Heavey / For the Courier

Walkers near the finish line at the 2015 Paint Run/Walk in downtown Glasgow.

The 3rd Annual Paint Run/Walk is this Saturday, Aug. 19. So far, 164 entry forms have been submitted with a goal of 200 entrants. You can still register by picking up an entry form at BS Central, D&G, First Community Bank, all Glasgow Ezzie's, Flip Burgers, Glasgow Courier, Chamber, Glasgow Rec Dept., Holiday or Taco Shack. All entry forms must be turned in at the Recreation Department before the event.

The walk/run raises money for the Warriors on the Water program, which is a part of the Miles City Walleyes Unlimited group. Funds raised during this event is used to help pay for the housing of participants when they are enjoying all that Fort Peck Lake has to offer. This summer while the Warriors were on the lake, Glasgow High School student council members made breakfast for them. These students were out at Fort Peck at 5:30 in the morning, preparing eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, hotcakes, fresh fruit, juice, coffee and milk to the group.

During the first year of the event, $3,000 was provided to the Wounded Warriors program and last year $4,000 was donated to the group. This year the goal is to donate $5,000, which requires 200 entrants.

All participants will do a 2.5 mile loop around Glasgow's south side, starting in front of the Civic Center. They will then head north to 2nd Ave S., where they will turn left at the Elks and follow 2nd Ave. S., to the edge of town before turning left again onto the Levee. Participants will stay on the Levee all the way to the hospital where they will pass behind the hospital, the swimming pool, the Civic Center and then turn left back onto 2nd Ave S. They will then pass by the Milk River Activity Center and end in the parking lot across from the Elks. Along the route, participants will have powdered paint thrown at them at five different locations. When finished, they will be given a packet of paint and a bottle of water. The packet of paint will be for the finale, where all participants will throw paint in the air in celebration.

Organizers encourage all participants to wear white, so the paint shows up better, and to have fun. In the past, participants have dressed up in capes, tutus and wigs. And adding to the fun, the Fort Peck Summer Theater group will also have a group of over 20 people participating.

 

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