Smithtown Central School District’s Accompsett Middle School held its first Color Run on Sept. 20.
Splashed in a rainbow of hues throughout the event, more than 300 runners from all across Long Island came out to support the cause. The 4K race was sponsored by the Accompsett Middle School Parent Teacher Association with the help of dozens of PTA volunteers and Color Run Chairperson Karen Reuter. The event raised more than $6,000 for the AMS PTA, which will benefit the students at Accompsett Middle School and help to fund a variety of Cultural Arts programs. Participants in the fun run raced through a closed course on the Smithtown High School West camp, through the athletic field and finished in front of a balloon arch at Accompsett Middle School.
“Our first Color Run was definitely a success,” said Accompsett Middle School Principal Paul McNeill. “The Color Run drew plenty of veteran runners, first timers and an enthusiastic contingent of AMS students. We are incredibly grateful to the AMS PTA, our sponsors, the custodians and security guards.”
The run wasn’t a timed race but all finishers ended the course with water, Italian ices and very colorful attire.
Photo Captions: More than 300 runners participated in Accompsett Middle School’s first Color Run on Sept. 20.
Photo courtesy of the Smithtown Central School District