Color Me Chemistry 5k

Event Date

Sat, Sep 27, 2014


Johnson City, TN

About This Activity

This is a fundraising event for the ETSU Chemistry Department. All proceeds will go to the Chemistry department to help purchase lab supplies and equipment, that will aid in the teaching of chemistry.

As for the event itself, it is a chemistry-themed color run. So the race will relate to chemistry, the dyed cornstarch will be given names of elements that are used to color fireworks:

Yellow - Sodium

Blue - Copper

Green - Barium

Red - Strontium

To make it more fun, runners are encouraged to wear lab coats, safety glasses, or any other chemistry themed apparel while running in the event. A prize will be handed out to the best chemist costume. So, here is your chance to dress like a mad scientist and, not only get a away with it, but also, have the possibility to win a prize for it!

Don't worry if you don't like chemistry or even science; It's okay, we won't discriminate. Come out and enjoy a fun color run, while having the satisfaction of supporting our local ETSU Chemistry Department!

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Event details and schedule

The Color Me Chemistry 5k run/walk will take place on the ETSU campus on Saturday, September 27th, at 9:00am. The race will begin at the ETSU soccer fields located behind Earth Fare and go through different parts of campus. Parking will be in the lots located next to the soccer fields. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to make sure that you get a spot in line. You can wear any clothing that you would like, however, we do recommend wearing white to make the colors from the cornstarch stand out.

Registration pick-up for the race will be the day before on Friday, September 26th, at Brown Hall on the ETSU Campus, from 12:00pm (noon) to 5:00pm. For those who will not be available on that Friday to pick up their race packets, registration will be open at the race event (Saturday, September 27th) from 8:00 to 8:45am.

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