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By Will DeMarco
Gazette Reporter 

First Thursday returns with new events


August 2, 2018 | View PDF

Colfax Chamber of Commerce will add two events to the August edition of its First Thursday event today from 3 to 9 p.m. in Colfax.

Beginning at 6:30 a kids race inaugural popsicle fun run will debut. Participants will run, walk or jog a short distance along the race route, then traverse an obstacle course in Eells Park. They will race back to the start and chow down on a popsicle. Once the popsicle is gone, the next teammate will go.

Entry in the popsicle fun run will cost $15 per solo racer or $45 for a team of four. Each entry includes a popsicle, t-shirt and raffle ticket.

Also new, adults can compete in the first annual beer mile relay starting at 7:30. Competitors will race along a mile-long loop beginning and ending on Spring Street. Once finished, each competitor will quickly drink their beer, allowing the next teammate to start.

Pop will be provided for non-beer entrants. A team of four is required to participate. Entry is $25 per person and includes a beer, T-shirt and raffle ticket.

Attendees can also win two tickets to see Rascal Flatts at the Northern Quest Casino by shopping at participating businesses or entering raffle tickets.

In addition to the new events, this month’s First Thursday will feature the customary range of business vendors and food and beverage options which open at 3 on Main Street. Rock band Tone Sober will play on Spring Street from 6:30 until 9 p.m.

To fill out an entry form for the popsicle fun run or beer mile relay, visit http://www.explorecolfax.com.


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