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Hebrew High School of New England’s 5K Unity ‘Color Run’ a Great Success

Racers start under a shower of color. Submitted photo.

West Hartford’s Hebrew High School of New England held a successful inaugural 5K Unity “Color Run” on June 5.

Submitted by Alyse Evasius, Hebrew High School of New England

Racers start under a shower of color. Submitted photo.

Racers start under a shower of color. Submitted photo.

The Hebrew High School of New England held its inaugural 5K Unity Color Run on June 5 on the Zachs Campus.

With nearly 200 people between runners, walkers and volunteers, it was an amazing event.

“With so much going on around the world that divides us as people, we wanted to create an opportunity to celebrate what unites us,” said Karen Goldberg, chairperson for the event. “It’s was a fun, exciting way to make an important statement and enjoy each other’s company, together as a community. Based on the extremely positive feedback, we are looking forward to building on our success and making the event even more special next year.”

Runners were showered along the course with colored powder made of food-grade corn starch. Participants wore white t-shirts and at the finish line were covered with a multitude of colors representative of the vibrant nature of our diverse Greater Hartford community.

HHNE is a co-educational, college preparatory, Jewish High School that inspires a new generation of Jewish leaders who think critically, behave ethically and embrace learning and Jewish tradition.

For more information about the Hebrew High School of New England, please go to HHNE.org.

Mandell JCC runners. Submitted photo.

Mandell JCC runners. Submitted photo. 

HHNE senior Rafi Feigenbaum and junior Mendel Schreiber. Submitted photo.

HHNE senior Rafi Feigenbaum and junior Mendel Schreiber. Submitted photo.

Yolles, Goldberg, and Lepore team runners after race. Submitted photo.

Yolles, Goldberg, and Lepore team runners after race. Submitted photo.

Stanger & Associates, kids were all smiles. Submitted photo.

Stanger & Associates, kids were all smiles. Submitted photo.

HHNE freshman Simi Clapman and junior Noa Goldberg before the race. Submitted photo.

HHNE freshman Simi Clapman and junior Noa Goldberg before the race. Submitted photo.

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