Colorful fun run returns

My School Color Run will return on Thursday, May 4, at 3:30, at Middlebrook School, to raise money for Wilton Youth Council’s program, Youth to Youth, as well as other council initiatives.

My School Color Run is an untimed fun run for all ages and fitness abilities. Along the route, participants pass through vibrant color zones, making it a colorful experience. Additionally, each pre-registered participant is provided with a single powder color packet that will be thrown in the air at the final color celebration at the finish line.

“Rather than sell goods, we want to engage the entire community in a fitness initiative that aims to encourage a lifelong healthy way of living,” Tanya Leonard said in a press release. Participants who register by April 4 will receive a T-shirt, race bib, and individual color packet.

Registration may be done online at

Business sponsorship opportunities are also available. Contact Kathy Schlageter at for more information.

Youth to Youth is an international club founded in 1982 in Columbus, Ohio, as a community-based drug prevention and youth leadership program. The goal is to encourage young people to make positive choices and to live free of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs. Middlebrook students meet weekly and the club focuses on four components: community service, personal growth, fun positive actions and drug and alcohol education. Within Youth to Youth, there is a student board which provides leadership and decision-making opportunities for students.