5th Annual United Way color 5K flying high with Co-presenting sponsors

February 23, 2018 9:27 am Published by Comments Off on 5th Annual United Way color 5K flying high with Co-presenting sponsors


February 22, 2018


Contact: Christopher Saello, Senior Vice President

United Way of Chester County

610 429-9400 ext. 4103



5th Annual United Way color 5K flying high with Co-presenting sponsors

EVENT to be held April 29th on airport runway


Exton, PA – Thanks to Co-Presenting Sponsors Brandywine Hospital-Tower Health and Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., United Way of Chester County is bringing back their popular Color 5K Run & Walk on April 29th after an exciting venue change last year to the Brandywine Airport Runway in West Chester. The 2018 fundraiser has already reached record sponsorship levels in the event’s five year history and registration is now open.   

The run & walk, which is geared to everyone from 3 to 93, gives participants the unique opportunity to have fun on an airport runway with a backdrop of planes and helicopters adding to the excitement.  This very flat course includes numerous color stations where participants are sprayed with a rainbow of neon colors. New this year will be the addition of color confetti stations.  Because of the family friendly and fun format, the race is untimed and is pretty evenly split between walkers and runners, however there will be a clock at the finish line for those that want to know their time. All participants will receive a commemorative event shirt, a fun pair of neon sunglasses and a free Rita’s Water Ice all included in their entry fee. 

Claudia Hellebush, President and CEO of United Way of Chester County adds, “This United Way Color 5K is a fun event that is truly designed for everyone. You don’t have to be a seasoned runner to come out and participate. It’s all about having fun- with a group of friends, family or coworkers, while doing something good for the community.”

Special thanks go to Brandywine Airport on Ward Avenue in West Chester for their support of United Way of Chester County by hosting this one of a kind event. The race begins promptly at 2PM but participants can come as early as 12:30PM prerace games and activities. Registration is now open at www.RunwayFun.org with new lower prices and early bird rates until March 12th.   

Due to the generosity of sponsors, every penny of race registrations will benefit the United Way of Chester County’s Financial Stability Center which is located at 479 Thomas Jones Way in the Oaklands Corporate Center in Exton.  In addition to presenting sponsors Brandywine Hospital and Arthur J. Gallagher & Co, special thanks to additional sponsors Comcast, Will Anderson State Farm, CCRES, Chester County Economic Development Council, UPS Chesapeake District, Brandywine Valley Heating & Air Conditioning and the Law Firm of Barry S. Rabin. Additional sponsors include Rita’s Water Ice-Eagleview and 50/50 Entertainment.

For more information about this event or to become a sponsor call 610 429-9400 or visit www.ColorTheRunway.org  

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