Get ready to paint the town blue
Kick off the school year with the Colour-U-Blue walk and run
It’s that time of year again folks. That’s right, registration is now open for Mount Royal University’s 4th annual Colour-U-Blue Walk and Run. The event will take place on Sept. 19 and check-in time starts at 10:30 a.m.
What better way to end the summer than to gather up a team and kick off the school year with an epic start. If you are looking to make new friends on campus and meet people from different programs, Colour-U-Blue is a great opportunity to do so. The walk and run is 4.5 km. You may run like the wind, or take it slow as a turtle – nobody is judging!
Steven Trottier, Assistant event coordinator for Mount Royal Recreation, says Colour-U-Blue will be incorporating some changes to the event for 2015. “We’ve added a lot of new elements for the 4th Annual event to make it bigger and better than ever, including a free food truck lunch for participants, a pair of sunglasses with every registration and a #cougnation beer garden to enjoy after the event.”
The changes for this year are added bonuses on top of the free t-shirt, non-toxic paint, blue paint bombs for the finish line explosion, live DJ, t-shirt decorating and more.
Trottier suggests you dress to impress because there will be limited $100 gift cards distributed to the best individual costumes. There are also team prizes for MRU residence community with the most number of members, team with the most outrageous costumes and SAMRU group or club with the most participants, among others.
So gather up a group of friends and get ready for a killer start to the school year. Keep in mind that each team member registers separate and then checks in as a team on the day of the event.
The $19 early bird fee for MRU students ends on Fri, Sept. 18. For more information on preparation, volunteer opportunities, ways to help out and what to expect, visit mtroyal.ca/recreation