"Color Me Cameron" 3rd Annual 5K Color Run/Walk


Event Date

Sat, Apr 4, 2015


Pulaski, VA


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Participant Fees - Early Registration (ends March 25, 2015, 12:00am EST)

$25 $25 Closed

Participant Fees - Kids 10 & Under Free

$0 $0 Closed

About This Activity

Get your Color on and Celebrate life

Saturday, April 4, 2015

The “Color Me Cameron” 3rd Annual Color Run/Walkis the craziest, zaniest, happiest, most colorful event in Southwest Virginia.  1,500 pounds of Color will be exploding at every twist and turn during this exciting 5K Color Palooza.

The route encompasses the streets of Pulaski and a quick dash on the Dora Extension of the New River Trail. The course begins and ends at Jackson Park where Aside Oceans will be performing and runners/walkers have the chance to win one of 50+ Big Door Prizes!

First 600 to Register will receive a Goody Bag from Backcountry.com  

First 90 men and First 60 Women to register will receive a pair of Farm to Feet  athletic socks!

This is is not a timed event.  It is a celebration of a life well lived. 


The mission of the Cameron Fitzwater Memorial Scholarship is to celebrate the life of Cameron Taylor Fitzwater by allowing Cameron’s life and dreams to live on by helping others pursue their dreams of higher education.


The Cameron Fitzwater Memorial Scholarship awards 4, $1,000 scholarships each year to selected applicants from each graduating class who have been accepted into a 2/4 year College/University or Technical School. 

 Cameron’s Story

On a rainy Wednesday afternoon, April 4, 2012, Cameron headed to work at Panera Bread after school as he had done so many times before. That day was different. That day changed the lives of many. Cameron known for living his life to its fullest was gone. He died tragically in a car accident. Cameron was only 18; just two months shy of graduation with plans to attend WVU in the fall.

Cameron was extremely active in school and in the community. He was Captain of the Wrestling Team, Captain of the Math MACC Academic Team, participated in Track, Drama, Choir, Young Life, and Boy Scouts where he was an accomplished Eagle Scout. In addition to attending Pulaski County High School, he also attended the Southwest Virginia Governor's School for Math and Science.

Cameron loved his town and volunteered as often as he could. He grew up volunteering with the local Habitat for Humanity helping in the office, fundraising, and with the construction of Habitat houses. He volunteered cutting fallen trees and removing the debris out of the roadways the night the tornado hit Pulaski in 2011. He continued his volunteer efforts with Samaritan’s Purse in the days following.   As a Boy Scout, he was involved in numerous service projects throughout the community, Camp Powhatan and Camp Ottari Boy Scout Camps.  Wherever he could help, he was there.

If you had ever met Cameron you would never forget him. Friends, family, teachers, and community leaders describe Cameron as a  “talented”, “gifted”, “full of personality”, “a natural leader”, a “fine young man”, "one of a kind", and "a good friend that was always there to listen, offer a shoulder to lean on, a big bear hug when needed and always flashed his bright smile when needed”. Cameron was indeed a special person. Cameron, known for his adventurous spirit, his kind and giving soul and his signature smile believed in living simple. He inspired others to appreciate nature, embrace their fears, and to live life a little more.

Cameron wrote, "Kindle the fire within yourself.  Use its light to stay the path.  No matter how hard it gets stay ever cheerful".  This is how Cameron lived each day. 



Event details and schedule

On-site Registration begins at 7:00am (EST)

Run/Walk starts promptly at 9:30am (EST)

If you pre-register please check in at he Pre-RegistrationTable

 Directions to the event:


Bear onto Rt. 99

Stay straight

Left on Washington Avenue

Cross RR Tracks

Jackson Park on right.


Peppers Ferry Road (RT. 114)

Right on Rt. 11

Stay straight

Bear left at Blinking Light onto Washington Avenue

Cross RR Tracks

Jackson Park is on right





Route of the Event:

STARTING POINT: First Street (Jackson Park)

Right on Jefferson Street

Right on Main Street

Left on Washington Avenue

Left on Dora Highway

Left on Dora Extension of the New River Traii (Cool Springs Entrance)

Cross on Commerce Street

Right on Jefferson Street

Right on 1st Street to Finish Line

 What to Wear?

Wear your whitest white t-shirt. You might want to bring a towel or a change of clothes for the ride home. Costumes are encouraged and welcome!

 What is the color made of?

The color is non-toxic FDA approved coloring and cornstarch.

  How to I preserve the Color in my shirt?

No guarantee…but you might try spraying your shirt with vinegar, let dry then iron it.

   How do I wash the color off?

We recommend washing with Dawn Dish Soap.

It may take a few washes but it does come off!

Color for the Color Palooza is included in your Registration fee 

Raffle $1 Tickets 

Addtitional Individual packs of color available $1

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