Registration taking place for Guthrie Junior High’s Run4Lexi Color Run

Registration taking place for Guthrie Junior High’s Run4Lexi Color Run

The students and staff of Guthrie Junior High School will host the second annual Color Run in honor of Lexi Hastings. The run will be held on April 7 at 9 a.m. to raise money for their LEARN2LOVE initiative.

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Hastings passed away suddenly in 2017. The 19-year-old was a graduate from Guthrie High School and earned a cross country scholarship at Northwestern State University.

“LEARN2LOVE is a program we started to help students in any way that we can, whether it be classroom supplies, shoes, clothes, coats, or anything else that may meet a student’s needs,” GJHS Principal Robbie Rainwater said.

“We were  able to start our food pantry through the LEARN2LOVE program that serves close to 50 students per week. It is a true testament to the kind, giving and servant spirit that Lexi possessed.”

RUN4LEXI is a 5K run, walk or jog that will start at the Junior High. In addition, there will be a one mile fun run for kids or anyone else who may not be able to participate in the 5k.

The 5k race registration is $30 and $20 for the one mile. Late registration fees increase $5 each.

Along the route, participants pass through vibrant color zones, making it a “colorful experience.”

“Rather than sell goods, we want to engage the entire student body and community in a fitness initiative that aims to encourage a life-long healthy way of living,” Junior High teach Tina Ogle said.

Participants that register by March 24 will receive a t-shirt, race bib and individual color packet.

You can sign up for the run by visiting www.eventbrite.com or by completing a paper registration form.

Business sponsorship opportunities are also available.

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