Martin Kellogg Middle School holding Color Run and Community Fun Night

Published on Tuesday, 23 August 2022 10:13
Written by Erica Drzewiecki


NEWINGTON – The Martin Kellogg Middle School (MKMS) community has a fun event planned to pump up school spirit at the start of the new year.

The school’s first-ever Color Run and Community Fun Night is set to take place Sept. 21 from 3:30 to 7 p.m. behind the school on Harding Avenue.

“We have some really fun events planned to try and bring a feeling of community back to the school,” School and Community Coordinator Kiersty Kastner-Burr said. “We haven’t been able to do these outdoor events the last few years because of the pandemic so we’re really hoping the children and staff can get behind this event. It’s an opportunity for Martin Kellogg families to get to know each other.”

For those who may be unfamiliar with the concept of a color run, it is basically when people run through a course and have colored chalk powder thrown toward them to colorize their clothing.

MKMS’ color run will be set up behind the school. Kids will be given white t-shirts at registration and school staff and teachers will douse them with the colored chalk as they run through a course. Once they get home, families can follow instructions to preserve their child’s shirt.

“It should be a super fun experience,” Kastner-Burr said.

There will also be food trucks on site, outdoor games and even a teacher/staff dunk tank.

This event is just for the MKMS community and will not be open to the public.

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Posted in New Britain Herald, Newington on Tuesday, 23 August 2022 10:13. Updated: Tuesday, 23 August 2022 10:15.