Approximately 300 runners got pelted with colorful powder at the Colors of Independence 5K at Highland Park on Monday. Proceeds of the event benefitted the John Mack Foundation, a non-profit that works to prevent cardiac arrest deaths.
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Approximately 300 runners got down and dirty for a cause on Monday morning.
The Colors of Independence 5K kicked-off the day’s Fourth of July festivities at Highland Park in Endwell.
As they made their way along the course, runners were pelted with red and blue powder, turning their bright white running shirts into a patriotic tie-dye.
Proceeds of the event benefitted the John Mack Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting cardiac arrest deaths by donating automated external defibrillators to the community.
“It’s a great community event, it’s great to see so many people come out and support the Town of Union, Highland Park, and the John Mack Foundation,” said Kim Robinson, who does community outreach for the John Mack Foundation. “The fireworks of course are a huge draw and just to be able to start the day with a fun run/walk is great.”