Reed City PTO color run raises more than $4,000

Colorful dye is flung into the air at the end of the Coyote Color Run on Saturday at Westerburg Park. (Herald Review photos/Emily Grove)

REED CITY — A run through Reed City concluded with a colorful celebration at Westerburg Park Saturday afternoon.

A cloud of pink, blue, red, green and yellow dye hovered when participants in the Coyote Color Run tossed their packets of color into the air after completing the race. Starting at GT Norman Elementary School, runners and walkers first went to Rambadt Park, followed the trail and ended up at Westerburg Park. The race was a 2-mile fun run/walk to raise money for the Reed City GT Norman Elementary PTO.

Rylee Harrison laughs after being covered with dye packets during Saturday’s Coyote Color Run.

“The money raised goes  to field trips, assemblies and other activities,” said Denise Nelson, PTO president. “We raised approximately $4,200 this year.”

This was the second year for the event. About 175 adults and children took part in the race, where they were doused with various colors at certain stations. At the end, there was a final color celebration.

Runners finish the Coyote Color Run on Saturday, ending the race at Westerburg Park.


Posted by Emily Grove

Emily is the Herald Review and Pioneer crime and court reporter, covering crime in both Mecosta and Osceola counties. She can be reached by e-mail at or by phone at (231) 592-8362.

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