Recap from last year's race...
The first annual Sampson County Arts Council R-U-N 2 the ARTS 5K Color Run and Fun Run, a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality, was held at the Victor R. Small House in Clinton, NC, on November 7, 2015. It was a colorful day! Runners were doused from head to toe in a rainbow of colored powder as they ran 3.1 miles through downtown Clinton. The event was a huge success, with 181 runners (202 registered), 30 local business and individual sponsors, and 85 volunteers. The best thing about the Color Run was that it involved all ages; walkers, runners, teams, sponsors, volunteers, and those who were cheerleaders along the way. Congratulations to our top winners Blake Herring (22:41), Wyatt Raynor (22:52) and Erika Starling (24:44)!
Way to go!
The Sampson Arts Council would like to thank the following Color Run Sponsors for their generous support. Gold Sponsor: Nissan of Clinton; Silver Sponsors: Burney’s Of Clinton, Oasis, Ink Spot, Tires Inc, Ford of Clinton, Go Automotive, Hog Slat Inc, The Wellness Center, Hubbs Cornmaze, Dairy Queen and InkSpot; Other Sponsors: Campbell Oil Company, Abbigail’s, Big Blue Store, Cape Fear Farm Credit, Clinton Realty, DuBose Strapping, Ho Yang Fine Arts, Royal Gifts & Fine China, Southern Style/Alfredo’s, State Farm Insurance-Ken Sutton, Nancy & Jeff Heath, J. Lily & Co. Salon & Spa, Ribeyes, Stoppelbein & Hardison DDS, PA, Cowboy’s BBQ, Sampson Self Storage, Atrium, 5 Girls Produce, Select Bank and Trust, and Matthews Health Mart.
Thank you to an amazing 2015 Race Committee: Megan Scronce – chair, Shawn Purdie, Paula Darden, Stacey Hardison, Savannah Anders, Britt Honeycutt, Jodie Nelson, Kristi Williford, Jane Marie Best, and Kara Donatelli. Thank you for making this event a huge success! Thank you to James Orr at Run the East, LLC for providing our race management.
Special thanks to all of the local artists who painted our Gold and Silver sponsor t-signs! The t-signs will be presented to these sponsors as a unique thank you gift. Local artists are: Grace Ho, Kara Donatelli, Megan Scronce & SMS Art Class, Michael Ray, Skylar Simmons, Diana Gore, Paula Fitzpatrick, Kristie Slack, Emily Colt, Jodi Nelson and Lee Beeby.
Thank you to Clinton High School Senior, Spell Carr for emceeing the event. Spell did a fantastic job cheering our runners at the start and finish of the race. We would like to offer special thanks to the Chief of Police Jay Tilley and the entire City of Clinton Police Department; the City of Clinton Fire Department – Scott Phillips – Jeff Vreugdenhil and the Staff of the City of Clinton Public Works Department and Ronald Bass and staff members with Sampson County Emergency Management Services. Thank you to Tarheel Challenge and all of their student volunteers who pointed our runners in the right direction and cheered them on!
Top runners were also presented a medal and gift cards from Ribeyes of Clinton and Burney’s Sweets and More. Male and female winners in each age category were awarded medals. Congratulations to all of our winners!
Thank you to Laura Harris Photos for photographing the Color Run. Race photos can be purchased on her website through November 15th. Proceeds from the Color Run photo will be donated to the Sampson Arts Council!!!!! Follow this link to the photo gallery
Congratulations to the 2015 Color Run Winners!
Top male runners
Blake Herring age 20 from Clinton
Wyatt Raynor age 12 from Clinton
Top Female runner
Erika Starling age 41 from Clinton
Lance Faulkner, Sr.
Donna St. Pierre