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Hurley color run promotes fun, activitySubmitted: 08/08/2014

Ben Meyer
Executive Producer
bmeyer@wjfw.com


HURLEY - The Iron County Health Department believes being active and having fun are closely linked in getting area kids healthier.

The department has been working to get kids active with its 100 Mile Club this summer.

On Friday, the effort peaks with the Show Your Colors 5K Fun Run in Hurley.

The enthusiastic race director explains the mission of Hurley's version.

"My get-up, I actually got the idea when I was at the color run. The only thing that would make this outfit better is if I were the unicorn," says Melissa DeCarlo, wearing a multi-colored tutu, a pink wig, and a tie-dye shirt. "It's all about having fun."

She believes kids will keep coming back to fun, active activities like running and other sports.

"Everybody can run. Everybody can get out there and be active. When I say run, I mean, as long as you're not calling a taxi and turning around and going home, you're running. It counts in my book," she says.

The Friday color run is in advance of Saturday's Paavo Nurmi Marathon in Hurley.

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