Runners and walkers will get blasted with color at the annual Blast! 5K run and walk beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at Stewart Park in Roseburg.

The event aims to raise awareness for prevention of substance abuse, suicide and other community health issues. Runners and walkers will be blasted with non-toxic colored corn starch throughout the course. Each color represents a specific issue. Pink is for substance abuse prevention, purple for suicide prevention, yellow for recovery, blue for bullying prevention and green for problem gambling prevention.

The Blast will be chip timed by Eclectic Edge Racing.

The entry fee for an individual adult, 16 or over, is $35, plus an additional $5 to register the day of the event. Money raised will support local prevention programs such as mentoring and positive youth development. The race is hosted by Adapt.

Check in for the event starts at 8 a.m. More information is available online at

Reporter Carisa Cegavske can be reached at 541-957-4213 or

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Carisa Cegavske is the senior reporter for The News-Review. She can be reached at 541-957-4213 or by email at Follow her on Twitter @carisa_cegavske

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