Color Run Fundraiser Returns to Woodlawn Arts Academy

After a two-year hiatus, the ROY G BIV Color Fun Run returns to Woodlawn Arts Academy on Saturday, Aug. 6. The run is a fundraiser for the Academy, a non-profit educational organization. Each participant will start as a blank canvas, and be splashed with a non-toxic, biodegradable powdered color throughout the course. By the end of the run, they will be walking pieces of art!

The course is a one-mile loop on the back lawn at Woodlawn Arts Academy. All ages walk or run together, beginning at 6pm. Participants may choose to run the loop as few or as many times as they’d like. Three loops plus the finishing chute equal a 5k.

Registration remains available online at until 11:59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5. Registration will be available in person (cash or check only) in the red barn on the Woodlawn campus from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. Costs for participants are as follows:

  • $30 for adults
  • $20 for age 12 and under

“Hosting the ROY G BIV Fun Run as our main fundraiser has been so exciting, so we are thrilled to bring it back this year! We have had tremendous support from the community,” said Christy Zepezauer, executive director of Woodlawn Arts Academy. “This color run is the perfect way to bring athletes and arts enthusiasts together to help us continue our mission of providing quality artistic opportunities to the Sauk Valley.”

Woodlawn Arts Academy is an agency of United Way of Whiteside and Lee counties and is thankful for the support of this year’s color run sponsors: 815 Porta Potty, Bardier & Ramirez Real Estate, Centennial Auditorium, CGH Medical Center, CWPubOnline, Frantz Manufacturing, Grummert’s Hardware, Kohl’s, Majeski Motors, Sauk Valley Bank, Sauk Valley Foodbank, Stahr Media, Sterling Noon Rotary, Wahl and Whiteside County Farm Bureau.

After the run, at 7 p.m., everyone is invited to participate in the big color throw and awards. In the event of extreme weather conditions, the event may be cancelled or delayed. Cancellation notices will be posted on social media and the Academy website.

Fees are non-refundable. All proceeds help support Woodlawn Arts Academy as part of the 2022 Annual Appeal. more information or to download an application, visit

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