The New Hope-Solebury Lower Elementary School’s after school program, iRun4Life, held a Color Run during its final training session.

The Color Run is a fun and safe activity that allows the kids to run different courses while the coaches throw various fun color powders on the students. The more you run, the more powder you may accumulate.

As it was the last day of the NH- S-LES eight-week training session iRun4Life Director Kristine Ozols and volunteer coaches coordinated the Color Run as well as a surprise visit from the New Hope Eagle Fire Company. As the kids ran the various courses on a hot day, they were full of powder and were ready to cool off. To the surprise of the kids, within minutes, they heard the sudden sirens of the fire engine.

This brought so much excitement that everyone was clapping as the fire engine pulled in. After everyone got to visit the fire engine, a second surprise – the fire truck – suddenly came to NHS-LES, a school for grades kindergarten through second. The fire truck pulled in with sirens and the crowd roared with screams of excitement.

The purpose of the firetrucks was both educational and entertainment.

As the second fire truck pulled in, the firemen turned on their fire hose and the students ran through the large shower of water.

Everyone enjoyed a nice hose down after running through powder on a hot day. All the participants ended the day with a fruit popsicle and a medal that they earned from attending the eight-week program.

IRun4Life, Inc. is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help combat childhood obesity through it’s noncompetitive and inclusive after school running programs for boys and girls. iRun4Life’s goal is to teach young children that exercise is fun and easy. The running programs focus on exercise, healthy nutrition and giving back to the community in the form of good deeds.