By Allyson Wenzowski, Special to The News
Color Me Rad 5k is coming to the Christie Lake Conservation Area on Saturday, Oct. 19 and McMaster University students are raising funds for the Hamilton Conservation Foundation’s ecopark campaign by volunteering on race day.
Wayne Terryberry, co-ordinator of the outdoor recreation program at McMaster's department of athletics and recreation, said, "McMaster students have pledged to raise $25,000 to protect environmentally significant grasslands located on York Road, north of the university. As Hamilton Conservation Foundation is Color Me Rad’s charity for the Christie Lake event, Mac students see it as a fantastic opportunity to help raise the $25,000, and they’ve also pledged to bring 100-plus student volunteers to Color Me Rad.”
Terryberry said that for every volunteer who signs up through the Color Me Rad link at the Hamilton Conservation website, Color Me Rad will make a $100 donation to the foundation’s ecopark grasslands campaign. In addition, Color Me Rad will donate a portion of ticket sales of those who register for the race using the promo code "grasslands."
The McMaster University campus organizations involved in the Color Me Rad EcoPark grasslands initiative include the MSU, MacGreen, MacServe, the Mac Outdoor Club and Ashley Verrall, a Mohawk College recreation and leisure student.
Bus transportation on Oct. 19 for volunteers will be available from the campus. Each McMaster Color Me Rad volunteer will receive a T-shirt, and pizza and refreshments will be provided. To register, go to the Hamilton Conservation website: http://www.hamiltonconservationfoundation.ca/news-a-events/color-me-rad/cmr.