Intramural Department Color Fun Run on March 8

Around 50 students piled up on the morning of March 7 to enjoy the Color Fun Run.

The makeshift track ran along the side of the Harvin Center before turning and running along Baldwin Boulevard. Students then ran past the Memorial Building and around the Richardson Performance Hall before curving back around the Harvin Center for a second lap.

Before the race they handed out sunglasses and bandanas to help protect their faces, along with spraying students with dye to ensure that they would be colorful by the end; they also had music that seemed to be enjoyed as one student yelled out, “finally, a school that doesn’t have to play Kidz Bop!”

The whole event lasted about 30 minutes. There were four primary locations where participants got sprayed by dye and then as students finished, they were given an Intramural Sports shirt and a few containers of dye to throw on their friends as they finished. Many cars were honking to cheer on the runners as they drove by, along with some random students who would walk by not knowing what was happening and then quickly become cheerleaders once they saw colorful people running past them.

Carla Gamez, Intramurals director, said she was pleased with the turnout.

“I was happy with the color run; we got about 50 students,” she said. “I’m hoping that we can get more at the pool party. We’re trying to create fun events that will entice the students to be involved in the campus community.”

The pool party will be a glow in the dark party inside the Aquatic Center on the Heritage campus before moving outside to watch a movie in the dark. There will also be pizza, music and games.

The party will be from 6-9:30 p.m. April 13. RSVP by scanning the QR code on a pool party poster that you can find around the school or in your DMC email. They also ask that you bring your own lawn chair for the movie outside.

For more information, contact the Intramural Office at 361-698-1337 or

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