KOA Hosts Run or Dye Event

01 Feb 2014 9:00 AM | KOA Owners Association (Administrator)

JUAN CARLO/THE STAR Run or Dye participants run away from the powder during Saturday’s fundraiser for the Ventura YMCA and the Boys & Girls Club of the Santa Clara Valley. The event was held at the KOA campground just west of Santa Paula.

PHOTO BY JUAN CARLO, VENTURA COUNTY STAR 

KOA campground just west of  Santa Paula, hosted a Run or Dye event Saturday where more than 7,000 people created a rainbow of colors to benefit the Ventura YMCA and the Boys & Girls Club of the Santa Clara Valley.  Campground owner Scott Cory told VCStar he jumped at the chance to host the event after he was approached by organizers.


The landscape may be gray and brown, but at the KOA campground just west of Santa Paula, more than 7,000 people created a rainbow of colors during the Run or Dye event.

“This is the best exposure we’ve ever had for the campgrounds. There are over 7,000 runners today,” Cory explained to VCStar. “We like to be active in the community, and there are hundreds of volunteers who came to help out.”

According to VCStar the 5K course followed a path through the campgrounds with intermittent stations where runners were doused with powdered, nontoxic, water-soluble pink, orange, blue, green or purple dyes.  Run or Dye participants run away from the powder during Saturday’s fundraiser for the Ventura YMCA and the Boys & Girls Club of the Santa Clara Valley.  The event was held at the KOA campground just west of Santa Paula.






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