Penn State Berks to hold seventh annual Color Wars Fun Run on Sept. 7

August 27, 2019

READING, Pa. -- The Penn State Berks Student Veteran Coalition is teaming with the Reading High School JROTC Drill Team and the Penn State Berks Orientation Leaders to hold its seventh annual Color Wars Fun Run. The 5K run and 1-mile walk will benefit the Penn State Berks Chapter of the Student Veterans of America.

The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, with a rain date of Sunday, Sept. 8, and is open to students, faculty, staff, family members and the community. Check-in and last-minute registration begin at 11 a.m. in front of the Perkins Student Center and the run begins at 1 p.m.

Prior to the start of the run, games will be hosted by Orientation Leaders with performances by the JROTC Drill Team. The cost to participate is $20 for the general public, $10 for children under age 12, and the event is free to students with valid Penn State ID. Prior to the run, pre-registration will be held for students during Club Rush on Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Participants can also register at

Runners must check in prior to the event, at which time they will receive a T-shirt, bandana and sunglasses. Following the run, participants will be invited to a free catered lunch at the Alumni Pavilion.

The Penn State Berks Student Veteran Coalition’s mission is to help student veterans achieve their educational goals at Penn State Berks while providing an environment in which they have the opportunity to support and socialize with one another. The coalition serves as a source of information, support, representation and camaraderie to any and all students of prior and current military service seeking education at Penn State Berks.

For more information, contact the Student Veteran Coalition at

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