The Highco Dash for Developmental Disabilities 5K Color Run takes place this Saturday, April 14th in downtown Hillsboro.
"It is a 5K Run with a twist," said Highco C.E.O., Keith Alcorn. "Along the way you will be pelted with different colors of chalk dust. You come out looking like a rainbow. We'll provide you with a white t-shirt prior to the race that will really bring those colors to life."
Highco is a local non-profit organization that serves adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities in the Highland County area. They hold the event each year as part of National Developmental Disability Awareness Month.
"We put on the event every year in honor of DD Awareness Month," said Alcorn. "It's a way for us to expose the community to some of the services we provide to those with developmental disabilities and to have a lot of fun."
The 5K Color Run gets underway at 9:00 a.m. at the Highland County Courthouse. Registration will be available prior to the start.
"We will be there from 8:00 a.m. until the race starts at 9:00 a.m.," said Alcorn. "If you're interested in coming out, come on out and we'll get you registered and get you a t-shirt."
Proceeds raised during this year’s race will be used toward renovation of the group’s newest location."Every year we pick a special use for the funds at our facilities," said Alcorn. "We have just recently purchased an additional building where we are moving all of our Vocational Rehabilitation Services. That building needs a lot of remodeling, so you're going to be helping us purchase some HVAC units this year."