Simpson University Invites Community to 5K Color Splash Run

For Immediate Release


Knock Your Socks Off 5k Color RunREDDING, Calif. - Simpson University will host a “Knock Your Socks Off” 5K color splash run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, as part of its homecoming week activities. Check-in starts at 9:30 a.m.

Runners are encouraged to dress in crazy socks and wear white shirts for the color splashing (cornstarch and food coloring) that will take place along the route through campus. Prizes will be awarded following the race.

All proceeds will be donated to the university’s WorldSERVE program for student mission trips. The cost is $5 for current Simpson students; $7 for individual racers; and $28 for a team of four.

Runners are invited to stay for a tailgate party from 3 to 6 p.m. that features a food truck court, carnival booths, a dunk tank, jump houses, climbing wall, and more. The Red Hawks women’s and men’s basketball teams will play Menlo College at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.

Simpson University is located at 2211 College View Drive.


Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


Contact: SU Public Relations
(530) 226-4737