ADPI gets colorful for cause, hosts annual run

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One SHSU sorority will be continuing their tradition to give back to charity. Alpha Delta Pi will be host their fifth annual Color Run on April 22. The 5k marathon will be at Pritchett Field and all proceeds will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Check-in for the event will start at 9:15 a.m. and the race will start promptly at 10:00 a.m. at Pritchett Field located at Avenue O 17th Street. Everyone can participate in the fun run, even strollers and dogs on leashes. The cost of the race is $20, which includes a t-shirt, goodie bag, and pounds of color thrown throughout the race.

The women of Alpha Delta Pi will be in the mall area until the Friday promoting the Ronald Run as well as hosting different activities.

“The great thing about the Ronald Run isn’t the run itself, but the families we impact by our hard work and determination to make this event successful,” Alpha Delta Pi President Darby Humphries said. “The long-standing relationship between Alpha Delta Pi and the Ronald McDonald House is something special that we hope everyone who attend the run will see.”

This 5k run started in 2009, when it was originally titled Flash Light Dash. The race was held in the evening to beat the summer heat.

In 2013, Flash Light Dash undertook a name change that has been successful ever since.

Always held in April, the run takes place in the morning with music, raffle baskets, and pounds of color thrown into the air.

Alpha Delta Pi’s motto, “We live for each other” is not only distributed among its members, but also shared with the community of Huntsville.

Alpha Delta Pi is dedicated to strong leadership, strong scholarship, and community service. Since Alpha Delta Pi’s partnership with the Ronald McDonald House in 1979, the Delta Mu chapter at SHSU has been dedicated to providing financial and moral support to the foundation.