Runners get hit with purple dye during Raining Colors 5K Fun Run in 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Runners get hit with purple dye during Raining Colors 5K Fun Run in 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Runs benefitting XC teams this weekend

It’s about to get colorful.

  • Friday, August 16, 2019 2:53pm
  • Sports

There are two runs this weekend supporting local cross country running teams.

On Saturday, the Juneau-Douglas High School: Kalé and Thunder Mountain High School cross country teams will host a community 5K at 10 a.m. at Sandy Beach. Both teams, plus Ketchikan and Metlakatla, will run in high school girls and boys races at 10:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., respectively. An acknowledgement of Tlingit ancestral land will begin activities at 9:45 a.m.

On Sunday, the Downtown Business Association is hosting a 1.8-mile fun run at 10 a.m. downtown. Dubbed the DBA Color Run, the run supports the DBA and JDHS cross country team. Pre-run registration starts at 9 a.m. at the Sealaska Heritage Institute parking lot, where the race begins.

The race is free for children under 10, $15 for kids aged 10 to 17 and $20 for 18 and older. The first 100 participants to register will receive a free white race T-shirt to color with the supplied colored cornstarch. The powder washes out in most cases but on some fabrics may not wash out entirely. Register online at

DBA promotes downtown Juneau as a family-friendly destination.

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