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Running for Heroes

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The Color Run involved people running or walking around a 5k path with colored powder being thrown at them at each kilometer. The Color Run involved people running or walking around a 5k path with colored powder being thrown at them at each kilometer.

Colors were flying Sunday (September 11, 2016) at the third annual Trinity UMC Color Run in Bluffton.

The Color Run involved people running or walking around a 5k path with colored powder being thrown at them at each kilometer.  The racers arrived dressed in white and left covered in different colors.  Around 200 people participated in the run.

It wasn't just a fun way to spend the morning - it was also a chance to honor people who keep the community safe, and those who lost their lives 15 years ago.

"Really it's in honor and remembrance of 9/11.  To give them [military, law enforcement, and EMS responders] the recognition that they deserve to keep us safe and protect us.  When a lot of us are running away from danger, they're running into it, so to give them that honor for what they do and the services they provide us," said Jenna Powell, co-director for the race.

The run was also free for those in the military, law enforcement, and emergency responders.

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