Color Dash to benefit Friends of Squaw Mountain

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    GREENVILLE — A local “5K Color Dash” will take place on Sunday, Aug. 31 starting at 4 p.m. starting at the lower lodge on Squaw Mountain.
    This fun, family-friendly event is the Moosehead Lake Region’s brightest 5K run/walk. The “Color Dash is a fun-filled experience for walkers, runners and people of all ages, shape, and sizes.

    The dash is not timed — it’s more about sharing memories, laughing, and getting colored like a bag of Skittles than competing.
    As participants run, walk (or even crawl) the course, the “Dasher-Splasher” volunteers will splash them with special colorful dust. The results are a white t-shirted community of do-gooders, turned into a rainbow of colorful faces.
    Proceeds from the Color Dash will go to the Friends of Squaw Mountain.
    Participants are asked to register at and check the Color Dash for Big Squaw Facebook page for updates.
    Registration fees include a race shirt, color packet, race medal, dinner buffet and live music afterwards. As of press time, sponsors included Maine Distributors, Poland Spring and Pepsi-Cola.
    The Friends of Squaw Mountain is a nonprofit organization started by a group of local residents to revive the ski area in Big Moose Township. The facility had been closed since the end of the 2009 ski season due to financial difficulties.
    They reopened in the spring of 2013, made a considerable amount of improvements at the site and enjoyed their first full season of operation last year.
    The Color Dash is a Minnesota-based organization whose mission is to raise local money for a local cause.
    The Dash started as a fundraiser for a suicide awareness and prevention film, and has grown in its first year to over more than 30 dashes, benefiting abuse centers, youth athletic complexes, orphanage planting, animal rescue shelters, and many more.

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