Santa Maria Elks Recreation is excited to play host to The Color Vibe 5K Run this Saturday, April 25 at the Elks Unocal Event Center.

The Color Vibe is a unique 5K fun run series that is gaining in international popularity. Throughout the course, participants run, walk, or dance their way through color stations where they’re blasted with fun bursts of color. Participants finish the race covered in cornstarch-based colored powder.

The Color Vibe encourages runners and walkers of all skill levels to participate. According to Color Vibe Race Director, Cody Williams, “The Color Vibe 5K is full of inspirational stories of runners and non-runners alike coming together to share a life experience, accomplish fitness goals, and become rainbow junkies. We don’t time our 5K runs, so every participant can take their time getting colored.”

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Elks Recreation, Inc., which has raised and donated over $10,500,000 to youth recreation throughout the community.

For more information, please call Elks Recreation at (805) 925-4125.

About Santa Maria Elks Rodeo and Parade

The Elks Recreation Foundation was established in 1943 when it held its first fundraising event, a dance at the Veteran’s Memorial Building. They used the funds raised from that event to stage the first Elks Rodeo June 3-June 4, 1944. The initial two day event was preceded each day by a mounted parade from the Vet’s Memorial Building to the Santa Maria Fairgrounds. The first Rodeo netted Elks Recreation nearly $3000.00 that first year and a long history of fundraising to support local youth sports and recreation was born. Since that time, Elks Recreation, Inc. has raised and donated over $10,500,000 to the local community.