FARMINGTON — Tint Sprint, the first powder-paint run on the University of Maine at Farmington, will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, on campus. This 5k walk/run is sponsored by the UMF Health Club to inspire campus and community members to enjoy the fun of exercise and healthy outdoor activities.

Participants start the event in white t-shirts. As they make their way to each kilometer’s “color zone,” volunteers douse the runners with a safe and natural-colored powder that has runners finishing the event with an explosion of color from head to toe.

This spring 5k follows the same route as UMF’s fall Turkey Trot, starting at the UMF Fitness & Recreation Center and looping on High St., Maple Ave., Granite Heights and Main streets through Farmington. The event is open to the public with registration for the race taking place at the FRC the morning of the run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Registraion fees are $23 for adults, $20 for college, high school and younger students.

Proceeds from the walk/run will benefit the UMF Health Club and Eta Sigma Gamma, the national honor society for professionals in health education.

For more information, email Tricia Tzikas, race coordinator, at

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