Color Me Cullman Takes Over Sportsman Lake Park Saturday

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Sharon Schuler Kreps

Well I am excited that God has given me the ability to be doing my first 5K EVER! I am 50 pounds lighter than I was at Christmas. It's been 15 weeks and I am not turning back!”
Stephanie Usher

 

CULLMAN – On Saturday, April 9, Sportsman Lake hosted the Color Me Cullman 5K. Although the weather was a little chilly, lots of people came out to get some exercise with their friends and blasted with bright, beautiful colors.

Runners and walkers traipsed along the path that took them all through the park, around the lake and playground area. At certain places in the park, pipes blew colored power all over the participants. After the run people had a blast playing in the extra colored power. There were people of all ages.

“Well I am excited that God has given me the ability to be doing my first 5K EVER,” said Stephanie Usher. “I am 50 pounds lighter than I was at Christmas. It's been 15 weeks and I am not turning back! I am excited to show my son Lane what a life of healthy lifestyle is about. He will be doing this with me. I thought it would be a great event to do together. I am ecstatic to be doing my first one! I am hoping that if I have to walk all these 5Ks, 10Ks, whatever, that Lane gets something out of doing it with me.”

Winners- Male

  • 1st place: Chris McCollum, 24:01
  • 2nd place: Colton Aaron, 27:59
  • 3rd place: Zack Myers, 28:52

Winners- Female

The top two female racers were mother and daughter.

  • 1st place: Megan Haynes, 29:02
  • 2nd place: Melanie Haynes, 31:40

“Thanks to everyone who came out to our 5K run this morning at Sportsman Lake Park,” said Doug Davenport, director of Cullman County Parks and Recreation. “Thanks to Cullman Today and CullmanSense for covering the event, and it wouldn't have happened if not for all the great volunteers and staff pulling together. A big thanks to you all.”

The Color Me Cullman 5K was a colorful way to promote health and happiness. The event was for people of all different speeds, ages, shapes and sizes. To see photos, visit http://qrne.ws/color.

Cullman County Parks and Recreation is offering another 5K event next month. The Stony Lonesome 5K Mud Run is on May 14 at Stony Lonesome OHV Park. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/571329169691850/.