On Monday, Aug. 19, all employees of Sweetwater Independent School District will participate in the first ever Sweetwater Strong RED Run. "This will be a one-of-a-kind experience that is not about speed, but about celebrating positive energy with your co-workers, families and fans," said Sweetwater ISD Assistant Superintendent Kathy Smartt. "It is about people strongly supporting Sweetwater and wanting to start this school year with the best day ever." "Whether you are a casual morning walker or a Mustang athlete, the 1.1 miles of the Red Run will be the happiest celebration you have experienced in a very long time." Everyone is invited to join in the Red Run. The fun begins at 8 a.m. and no pre-registration is required. There is no cost to enter. "It costs no money but the experience is priceless," said Smartt.
For those who are interested in what to expect, check out the Color Run and Color Blaze pictures on the internet. However, there will be two main differences — the Red Run run is 1.1 miles instead of a 5K and the only color used will be red.
And, there are two options. "Not only do we need moving participants, we need employees to share the color at the color stations," said Smartt. "So it is your decision whether to participate by completing the 1.1 miles or share your joy by getting red colored powder on the walkers/runners. Either way, it is guaranteed to be the happiest and most unique beginning to our school year."
Participants are asked to wear white and meet at the Mustang Championship sign at the Mustang Bowl and finish in red. "After all, why would anyone choose to be any color other than red?"