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University of Mississippi
Oxford, MS 38655 United States
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Ole Miss Recreation
We’re heading back to Ole Miss on 4/8, but this time we’re bringing a very exciting new twist!  This year’s event will be an epic day-to-night event featuring a red & blue 5k during the daylight hours followed by a UV glow Paint Party after dark!  The whole event is open to the public.  Students receive a discounted rate and kids 10 & under race for free!  Participants can sign up for the 5k (which includes entry to the Paint Party) or skip the race and just attend the Paint Party.  This is an exciting event that has never come to Oxford before!
The event is being hosted by the Ole Miss Campus Recreation and helps to support Special Olympics Mississippi, Lafayette Region.
Tonya Shuler, Event Director
Color My College®

Ole Miss to Host Community-Wide Day-to-Night

Color 5K & UV Glow Paint Party Event


(For Immediate Release)


Oxford, M.S. – For two years, Color My College has been showering the University of Mississippi in Rebel red & blue.  This spring, on April 1, Ole Miss will be host to a new kind of celebration – an epic day-to-night color adventure starting with an all red and blue 5k, and ending in a UV paint party!


The Color My College 5K+Paint Party starts at 5:30 p.m. with fun contests, giveaways and a Zumba pump-up. Participants will leave the starting gates at 6:30 p.m. to run, walk or dance their way through the beautiful Ole Miss campus, getting covered with red & blue along the way!  After the race, when the sun goes down, the black lights will come on and participants will get splashed with UV paint while a live DJ mixing crowd-pumping music!  It’s an event that will be fun for the whole family – participants of all ages and activity levels.  Whether you’re an avid runner, a first-timer, or just out to have some fun, the Color My College 5K+Paint Party is bound to be a blast!


All 5K registrations include a free t-shirt, cinch sack, and packet of premium color powder in either red or blue, plus VIP entry to the Paint!  Don’t want to run but still want to party?  Participants can sign up for the Paint Party only to save big!  Registration starts at $26.99 per person for the day-to-night event, or just $15 for the Paint Party, and kids 12 & under are free!


Thanks to our amazing sponsors, participants can also enjoy free pizza from Domino’s, free smoothie samples from Smoothie King, and free bottled water from The Hub at Oxford after the race! Other amazing sponsors include RebelWell, Baptist Hospital – North Mississippi, FNB Oxford Bank, Friends Organization of North Mississippi Regional Center, Nutriship, Malco Theaters, and Premier Lanes!


Participants are encouraged to register in advance as prices will go up on the day of the event.  Every admission also includes a donation to Special Olympics Mississippi, Lafayette Region.  Want to support the Special Olympics event more?  You can sponsor a local Special Olympics athlete to participate for just $20!  Color My College is also seeking volunteers for this exciting event.  More information and online registration, both for participants and volunteers, are available at www.colormycollege.com.


You won’t want to miss this epic event on April 1!



MEDIA: For a more in-depth story about this brand-new spin on a trend that’s sweeping the nation, including photos, contact Tonya Shuler at tonya@colormycollege.com.



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