Berks Student Veteran Coalition to hold sixth annual Color Wars Fun Run

student at color run
Credit: Theo Anderson

The Penn State Berks Student Veteran Coalition is teaming with the Student Veterans of America and the Penn State Berks Orientation Leaders to hold its sixth annual Color Wars Fun Run (previously titled the ROY G. BIV Memorial Run). The 5K run and 1-mile walk will benefit the Penn State Berks Chapter of the Student Veterans of America. The event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25, with a rain date of Sunday, Aug. 26. The event is open to students, faculty, staff, family members and the community.

Check-in and last minute registration begins at 11 a.m. in front of the Perkins Student Center and the run begins at 1 p.m. The cost to participate is $20 for the general public, $10 for children under age 12, and the event is free to students with valid Penn State ID. Prior to the run, pre-registration will be held during Club Rush from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22. Participants can also register at

Runners must check in prior to the event, at which time they will receive a T-shirt, bandana, and sunglasses. Following the run, participants will be invited to a free catered lunch at the Alumni Pavilion.

The Penn State Berks Student Veteran Coalition’s mission is to help student veterans achieve their educational goals at Penn State Berks while providing an environment in which they have the opportunity to support and socialize with one another. The Penn State Berks Student Veteran Coalition serves as a source of information, support, representation and camaraderie to any and all students of prior and current military service seeking education at Penn State Berks.

For more information, contact the Student Veterans Coalition at [email protected].