4-H Color Fun Run is Coming to the Cape May County 4-H Fair

The Cape May County 4-H Fair is about to get a lot more colorful.

The Communateens 4-H Club wanted to bring a new event to the annual 4-H Fair that would promote healthy living, one of the teen group’s main missions. This brand new 5K / 1 mile fun walk/run does just that.

The Color Fun Run is an un-timed race in which, runners/walkers are doused from head to toe in different, washable colors at various points along the race. With only two rules, the idea is easy to follow:
1. Wear white at the at 8:30 a.m. starting line to get the most color splatter.
2. Finish plastered in color with a smile on your face!

Victoria Matt, president of the Communateens Club, said that since one of the goals of the teen club is to promote health and wellness, a fun run seemed like a great fit. “The Color Fun Run is perfect because children and adults can have a great time while getting some great exercise,” she said.

Matt explained that club members took on various duties organizing the race, from researching how to make color blast packets to ordering medals. While the race may be a new venture for the club, the Communateens, which was a new addition to the Cape May County 4-H program this year, has been involved in numerous service activities throughout the year.

“We’ve done a service project for the Wetlands Institute and taught healthy living activities to kids at the Ocean City Library,” said Matt. “but we’re really excited to be able to do an event like this.”

You can support the teen 4-H club by participating in the 4-H Color Fun Run or by stretching out along the race route to cheer on the runners by tagging them with a blast of color as they race toward the finish line.

The 4-H Color Fun Run will take place on July 18 with same day registration at 8:00 a.m. The cost is $10 per person. The race takes place at the fairgrounds located at 355 Court House – South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House.

The Communateens 4-H Club is open to all teens 8th grade through one year out of high school. The club’s main focuses are on healthy living and a healthy environment. The club offers teens a chance to make new friends in a safe social environment living up to 4-H values and provides leadership, community service and personal development opportunities.

Register Early: Register by July 10, and you are guaranteed a 4-H Color Fun Run medal and neck ribbon. Call 609-465-5115, ext. 605 to register or for more information. Parking for the race is available in the ACCC parking lot next to the fairgrounds.

Mark Your Calendars for the Fair: The annual 4-H fair runs July 16 – 18 at the 4-H fairgrounds located at 355 Court House – South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House. Public hours for the fair are noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free and there is a host of fun events Thursday through Sunday. Learn more about the Cape May County 4-H Youth Development Program and the 4-H Fair at the 4-H Foundation website cmc4h.com.

The 4-H Youth Development program is part of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and Rutgers Cooperative Extension. 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13, on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. Volunteers are always needed to assist at the 4-H Fair.