Students who were disappointed last semester that the LC3K Color Dash was cancelled due to rainy weather conditions can rejoice that the event has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sep. 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Proceeds from the event will go toward the Student Senate Scholarship; a scholarship that is available to any student that meets the required criteria. “Anybody who volunteers regularly, is involved on campus, has the same characteristics as a senator but were unable to be a senator because they lost the election or didn’t hear about it,” said Felicia Densmore, the university partnership representative for the Student Senate.
The Color Dash’s route will be around the perimeter of the college and participates may either run or walk the 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) distance. Stations will be set up throughout the route where participates will get the color powder thrown onto them as they pass.
The powder is made from corn starch and participates are encouraged to wear white so the color appears much more visible. If any powder is left after everyone has crossed the finish line, participants will have the opportunity to engage in a color fight and throw powder at each other.
Volunteers are wanted to help with various tasks for the event. Such tasks include directing traffic for parking, throwing the color powder at attendees, and cleanup when the event is finished.
Students are encouraged to take volunteer work into consideration as a way of polishing a more impressive resume. Indeed, job-seekers who have volunteer experience are more likely to be hired because they often display “leadership skills” in the workplace, according to the 2017 Deloitte Volunteerism Study.
A table will be setup in the LCCC’s courtyard to provide general information to attendees of the Color Dash about the college. Also, the Tobacco-Free campaign may have a table set up as well. Merchandise such as sunglasses will be sold during the event.
Carlos Danger, a local band from Elyria, will perform in LCCC’s courtyard at the end of the event. The band was chosen because of its familial connection with the Student Senate; the father of Alex Moen, the senate’s president, is a member of the band.
Registration for the event is $10 and children 5 and under are free. The first 200 people to register will receive a free T-shirt.
Those who are interested can visit the senate’s Facebook page.