Blue is your colour!
Students get blue at MRUs 5th annual Colour-U-Blue Run
By Kennedy Enns, Arts Editor, and Robyn Welsh, Features Editor
Mount Royal University has outdone themselves once again.
The annual Colour-U-Blue Run, which ran on Sept. 17, proved to be bigger and better than ever before in its fifth year. This years event boasted five colour stations, a photo booth and even more food trucks than last year. With over 600 registered participants, there was no doubt that the 4.5km run was going to succeed with flying colours.
After registration, students designed their event t-shirts and showed off their school spirit as they danced at the starting line. As shirts changed from white to blue, runners smiled and embraced being sprayed with blue paint and bombarded with blue powder.
Mount Royal student Scott Thrall had a blast getting blue.
“Colour-U-Blue was so much fun! Everyone had tons of energy and it felt like a party from beginning to end,” said Thrall. “Everyone was out laughing and having a good time trying to get everyone as blue as possible. I even got to smear paint on President David Docherty’s face!”
MRU Recreation gave away three gift cards to individuals with amazing costumes, teams with the most participants in different categories and teams with the best team costume. There was even a team dressed as monkeys and a banana at this year’s colour run!
For some Mount Royal students it was their first time experiencing the annual showing of school spirit. In this particular case, looking blue was a good thing.
“The colour run was a really fun event,” said first year public relations student Kayla Kievits after her first ever colour run. “It was a great way to get out and be part of the school, while enjoying it with your friends.”
The runners also received some free post-run entertainment as the Cougars womens soccer game coinciding with the event. The Cougars managed to topple the Lethbridge Pronghorns 1-0 for their first win of the season in front of a crowd of blue faces.
After all was said and done participants enjoyed meals from one of four food trucks on campus and took loads of photos. Overall, the event was a huge hit – MRU Recreation delivered yet again!