TCPalm: Keep Martin Beautiful ColorFOOL Run Set For April Fool's Day

Posted on March 14, 2017

By Tiffany Smith, for TCPalm

PALM CITY — Keep Martin Beautiful — and Colorful — on Saturday, April 1, April Fool’s Day, during the first ColorFOOL Fun Run through the trails of the Treasure Coast Wildlife Center in Palm City.

The 4K run is part of the Keep Martin Beautiful Great American Cleanup activities. Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to take to the trails at the Wildlife Center and get doused with biodegradable colors that are safe and easy to clean. Afterward, participants can visit the Wildlife Ambassadors — the wild creatures who make their permanent residence at the center.

“We’re expecting a great day,” said Craig Ahal, Keep Martin Beautiful president. “By bringing together the environmental stewardship of Keep Martin Beautiful with the wildlife stewardship of Treasure Coast Wildlife Center, we are offering participants a run or walk through some of the most naturally beautiful areas of our community.”

The event begins at 8:30 a.m. for check-in, with the run/walk starting at 9 a.m. The trails will remain open until 11 a.m. Registration is $25 for adults, and $15 for ages 12 and younger.

Signup is available from the Facebook event page for the ColorFOOL Fun Run. Early registrants will get a T-shirt commemorating this first ColorFOOL event, perfect for showing off the bright colors that volunteers will be showering on participants. For more information or to become a sponsor, call Keep Martin Beautiful at 772-781-1222 or email

Keep Martin Beautiful appreciates the generous sponsors and community supporters of the ColorFOOL Fun Run, which include Amerisweeps, Cook Electric Inc, The Firefly Group, Mulligans Beach House, Whiticar Boat Works, and Wallace Nissan.

About Keep Martin Beautiful

Keep Martin Beautiful (KMB) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community organization founded in 1994 as an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. Its mission is to preserve and enhance the quality of life in Martin County through litter prevention, the promotion of recycling, improvement of solid waste management practices, and beautification and community revitalization activities.

KMB signature events and programs include the Environmental Stewardship Awards, the International Coastal Cleanup, the Great American Cleanup, the Adopt-A-Road and Adopt-A-Street programs, and other educational and outreach activities. Find KMB on Facebook at, follow KMB on Twitter at, visit or call 772-781-1222.

About Treasure Coast Wildlife Center

The Treasure Coast Wildlife Center, founded in 1974, is 501(c)(3) a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of wildlife and natural habitats. This volunteer-driven organization treats thousands of sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals each year, including bobcats, eagles and alligators.

The Wildlife Center serves Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee and Palm Beach counties and is renowned for its compelling and memorable public educational outreach programs. Find TCWC on Facebook at and visit for more information.


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