Each Spring, United Way of Mahaska County and the Mahaska County YMCA come together to host the Color Me United 5K and YMCA Healthy Kids Day.
Color Me United 5K
The Color Me United 5K is a color run with proceeds benefitting the Oskaloosa chapter of Iowa Reading Corps! The 5K starts in the WIlliam Penn Activity Center (PAC), and runs 3.1 miles along the MCRF trail, past Lacey Recreation Complex, and back to the PAC.
In 2017, the Color Me United 5K raised nearly $3,000 for the Iowa Reading Corps!
YMCA Healthy Kids Day
The second half of this awesome event is YCMA Healthy Kids Day! Healthy Kids Day is a FREE event to celebrate health and wellness in the Mahaska County community! Local businesses and organizations will host booths with fun activities for kids, and anyone who completes their Activities Bingo Card will get a prize! Healthy Kids Day will feature bounce houses, other inflatable games, Punt, Kick, Pass, and much, much more!