Halle's Hope: 5k road race and color run for kids June 18

Milford-based Halle’s Hope is inviting everyone to ‘run for the stars’ and kids to get colorful for a good cause on Saturday, June 18.

The nonprofit is bringing back a family-fun summer event — the second-annual Run for the Stars 5k road race and color run for kids at Milford’s Walnut Beach Pavilion.

Presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and Team Burr, the day starts at 9 a.m. with the Shooting Stars Color Run, a quarter-mile run for kids 3-12 years old, held at the Walnut Beach Pavilion, 115 East Broadway. It is an untimed run and each child begins in a clean white T-shirt and sunglasses provided by Halle’s Hope. Along the route, young runners will be “powdered” with colors. All will receive a finisher’s medal.

Following the kids’ race, the Run for the Stars 5K takes off at 10 a.m  from Walnut Beach Pavilion, travels through Silver Sands State Park and concludes back at the pavilion. The Last Mile Racing will professionally time the event and handle registration. The GUESS watch company is the Official Award Sponsor.

A kids tent with be open during the 5k for children of registered runners, with professional child-care provided by Lordship Leaning Tree.

“We’re honored to host such an inspiring event, for runners, walkers, strollers, and more,” Marilee Root, president of Halle’s Hope said. “To be among our amazing supporters, raising funds that continue our efforts to build hope and create possibilities for children and families is quite an experience.”

Before and after the races, there will be food and beverages provided to the runners and a beer tent for 21-plus crowd, from 10 to noon. Food will also be provided by Chip’s Family Restaurant, Paradise Pizza, Gusto Trattoria and the Pink Bison Ladies.

For more information and to register for the event, visit halleshope.org

Halle’s Hope — created in memory of Halle Anne Root who passed away in December 2012 —  is dedicated to building hope and creating possibilities for children and families, according to organizers. Halle’s Hope provides scholarships to students who have contributed to their communities, works with and donates to other organizations, schools, runs a winter mitten and scarf drive for kids in need and more.