Letter: ColorFest 5K A Huge Success

The Wellington Chamber of Commerce is delighted to celebrate the success of the ColorFest 2016 5K! This first-year event exceeded expectations and drew more than 400 runners and more than 100 spectators.

Our two top runners taking home the overall male and female trophies were Michael Franklin and Natalie Basore. Medals were presented to gold, silver and bronze winners in each age division.

The chamber wishes to thank our sponsors, without whom we could not host such a spectacular event. Host Venue: Wellington Parks & Recreation; Title Sponsor: Premier Family Health & Wellness; Finish Line Sponsor: Dr. Randy Laurich and the Wellness Experience; Energize & Recover Sponsor: My Community Pharmacy; Water Bottle Sponsor: Bethesda Health; Media & Entertainment Sponsor: Talk4Media; Pre-Event Kickoff Venue Sponsor: The Art Cellar; Swag Bag Sponsor: MorseLife; Mile Marker Sponsors: Place of Hope, Your Computer Guy and Pyra Promotions; and Color Cleanup Sponsor: Rock Star Dry Cleaners.

Our exceptional vendors were Premier Family Health & Wellness, the Wellness Experience, My Community Pharmacy, Max Health Chiropractic, Whole Foods Market, Bolay Restaurant, Iron Lion Fitness Studio, Kona Ice, Place of Hope and Rock Star Dry Cleaners.

Thank you Dr. Matthew Shoemaker, Area 3 Superintendent with the School District of Palm Beach County, along with Bruce Delaney and Michelle Garvey from the Village of Wellington and the exceptional volunteers from Wellington High School, Palm Beach Central High School and Wellington Landings Middle School.

A very special thank you Mayor Bob Margolis and Dr. Vincent Apicella and Dr. Mariaclara Bago for kicking off the event; Alyssa Coon for her spectacular rendition of the national anthem; Dr. Randy Laurich of the Wellness Experience and Hard Exercise Works for our event warm-up; Kayla Anschuetz for organizing our Wellington High School volunteer base; the Wellington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and our President Johnny Meier for their leadership; Tiffany Rodriguez, our Medical & Wellness Committee chair; Sharon Lasko and Jack Rosen for leading the race; Dean Piper for his exceptional job as our event emcee; TALK4Media; Debbie Crompton; Lisa Banionis; Karen Epstein; Marsha Israel; and Susan Harding.

The chamber salutes all our runners, exhibitors and sponsors for making their contribution to Wellington’s unique lifestyle, its economy and this spectacular event. Thank you for being part of this event and for being a part of our community. We look forward to seeing you all next year!

Michela Green, Executive Director, Wellington Chamber of Commerce