Alpha Gamma Delta hosts eighth annual 5k run

A participant of Alpha Gamma Delta’s 5K running through color. The Alpha Gamma Delta 5K is April 28.

Alpha Gamma Delta is hosting a 5k fun run April 28 to raise money for their philanthropy, fighting hunger.  

AGD are partners with Meals on Wheels and Feeding America, who are organizations that offer food banks and community-based programs for people that need it all across America, according to the AGD website.

“I think seeing people so excited about running for a cause is going to be my favorite,” said junior and member Kayley Allen. “Seeing people respond so well to helping others is always joyous.”

Philanthropy chair, junior Claire Isbell, said this is the eighth year the chapter held the event. The run is always themed, and this year’s is a color run.

“We’ve had a really good turnout so far,” Isbell said. “People have been really excited about it being a color run.”

So far, the chapter has over 200 runners registered for the 5k and over 40 sponsors. Isbell said every year the attendance grows larger.

“I think that people should come to this event because it’s a great way to help others,” Allen said.

Pre-registration begins at 8 a.m. at the UNA fountain. The 5k run starts at 9 a.m. and the one-mile run starts at 10 a.m. There are age categories ranging from men and women 13 years and under to 66 years and older.

There will be prizes and certificates for the top three runners    of each age group in the men’s and women’s races, as well as prizes for the top 10 winners and the three overall winners.

Isbell said people who are not running should still come to this community event to socialize, network and throw paint.

At the event, there will be cups of paint available to buy. The colors represent AGD: green, red and yellow. The cups will be 25 cents each or five for $1. Everyone that buys a cup of paint is entered into a raffle for two 306 Barbecue gift cards for $20 each.

Isbell said she suggests participants wear old clothes and tennis shoes to paint at the race.

Toward the end of the race on Circular Road, the AGD girls will throw paint at the runners for a final splatter. For those who do not want to be included in the paint throwing part of the 5k, there will be an alternate route to run.

“A lot of people run with their friends,” Allen said. “The color’s just an added bonus.”