County reschedules MyPlate Color Run in Woodlake for April 7

Rain forces organizers to move MyPlate Color Run to April 7 at Castle Rock Elementary


WOODLAKE – Due to weather, the annual Woodlake MyPlate Color Run – originally scheduled for March 3 – has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 7.

Capitalizing on the popularity of color runs — where participants are blasted with colored chalk during the race — the Woodlake Unified School District will again play host to the MyPlate Color Run on Saturday, March 3 at Castle Rock Elementary School, 360 N. Castle Rock Road in Woodlake. Coordinated by the Tulare County Office of Education’s Nutrition Education Obesity Prevention Program (NEOP), the color run will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration is open to all WUSD kindergarten through 5th grade students and their families.

The event is a non-competitive color run aimed to create community unity and nutrition learning. The run consists of six different stations each representing one of the five food groups (fruit, vegetables, grain, protein, and dairy) and one hydration station. At each station, runners, walkers and joggers will receive nutrition education, a taste test and be splashed with a color. This year, students in their final semester of the Fresno State nursing program will be conducting glucose screenings and blood pressure checks.

This is the third year that NEOP will hold the event in partnership with the Woodlake Unified School District, the California Department of Public Health’s Champions for Change program, the University of California Cooperative Extension and its CalFresh Nutrition Education program, the Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency, Family HealthCare Network, Kaweah Delta Health Care District and FoodLink for Tulare County.

Limited to members of the Woodlake community, over 400 children and family members are expected to attend the annual MyPlate Color Run. For more information, please contact Jason Trevino, principal at Castle Rock Elementary School, at 559-564-8001.

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