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Fourth Annual Fun Color Run Kicks Off 100-Year Festivities

The fourth annual Escalon Educational Foundation, EEF, Fun Color Run will take off from the Escalon High School football field/track area at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29.

The color run is the first in a full slate of activities scheduled on Saturday, which features Escalon High School’s 100 Year Celebration.

Race proceeds from the Color Run benefit the EEF, which supports programs at all Escalon schools. Late registration is still available and cost is $30 for youth and adults, with race date registration offered as well. Sign-ups are also available on

Two races are scheduled, a three-mile or a one-mile walk/run. Check-in will be from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. with the race time at 9 a.m.

Early T-shirt and bib pickup for pre-registered runners will be on Thursday, Feb. 27 from 4 p.m. to 6p.m. at D’Boni’s Pizza.

This race is classified as a fun run so no computerized chip timing is provided, however, a race clock will be available for those who want to self-time.

Runners are also guaranteed to gain plenty of color along the route, with several color stations set up for them to be pummeled with the colored powdery substance.

Late registration and Race Day runners will receive T-shirts on a first come first serve basis while supplies last on Saturday morning.

Following the Color Run, there will be multiple activities on the EHS campus to mark 100 years of Cougar pride. Attendees can show their EHS spirit by wearing purple and gold and all are invited to watch the varsity boys baseball team host Calaveras in non-league play starting at 11 a.m.

Formal festivities will begin in the high school quad/gym area and run from noon to 3 p.m.

There will be a historical ‘walk through the decades’ of Escalon High in the gym, activities, food available in the quad area and a 2 p.m. 100-year really. That will feature notable alumni guest speakers, along with performances by an alumni/current choir and alumni/current cheerleaders.

The goal of the day is to celebrate the school’s successes over the past century and look ahead to the future, keeping in mind the motto that ‘Cougar Pride Never Dies.’