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Rochester's First Colordash a Success

Posted at: 04/27/2013 10:41 PM
Updated at: 04/28/2013 12:05 PM
By: Brittany Lewis

(ABC 6 News) -- With the sunshine out, what better way to spend your day, then going for a run. And even better, a run that is for a good cause—to help out the Boys and Girls Club and Child Care Resource and Referral’s Headstart in Rochester.

2,500 runners and walkers started The Colordash with crisp, white t-shirts. But those white t-shirts, didn’t last too long. Every half mile, handfuls of color filling the air, and covering the runners.

"I went right into the color,” said Austin McCoy.

Many runners saying this 5K was their first, and many sharing the same reasons for running. That money, totaling more than $34,000 will benefit the place, the future home of Boys and Girls Club and Resource and Referral’s Head Start on East Center Street in Rochester.  

"This is just amazing,” said Brian Kopp, Director of Development.

Construction is well underway on the place. The 55,000 square foot building is expected to finish in the fall. Head Start gets younger kids ready for school, Boys and Girls club helping them prepare for college or a career.

"We help kids, we give them a place to go we help them with character and leadership, development health and life skills and also academic achievement,” said Kopp.

The runners covered from head to toe finishing with a smile on their face, so too, the organizers of the race.  

“This is spectacular. I will, this grin will not come off my face for days,” said Kopp.

Organizers say they plan to continue the race.