GUILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The Color 5K was underway in Guilford on Saturday morning before all of the rain arrived.
Runners took off from the fairgrounds, making their way to Jacobs Beach.
They got bombared with color along the way.
A community coalition called The Guilford D.A.Y, which stands for Developmental Assets for Youth, helps put young kids on the right path in life. They were a generous partner for the past two years with Lifelinx Corp. on this event to help maintain the mission of providing support and services to help people who are seeking recovery from substance abuse.
The color purple is a symbol of what the town is doing.
“You see these purple flags and you see we probably put a thousand of them up around town and that’s all for awareness, getting people to ask, ‘hey what’s the purple about,” said Peter Palumbo, the co-chair for Guilford D.A.Y.
Money from the 5K will go to Lifelinx Corporation, a non-profit addiction recovery support service in Guilford which has proudly sponsored this event for 10 years.