The Southlake Foundation is planning to unite the community through running, fun and all of the colors that make Southlake so special. 

Next week, the Southlake Foundation will host “United We Run,” its first fun color event where families can gather to run, walk and throw colors at each other. Southlake Foundation President Kush Rao says the idea came from the Hindu holiday Holi, otherwise known as the festival of colors. 

“It’s a vibrant festival where people smear each other with colors celebrating the arrival of spring and end of winter,” Kush says. “‘United We Run’ builds upon the essence of Holi and extends it to a walk or run that is open to all Southlake residents to come together and show our unity.” 

Along with the run, attendants can play with multiple color throw stations, listen to live music, eat from food trucks, get henna dyed onto their hands and much more. Tickets are $10, and proceeds will go towards the Carroll Education Foundation

“This past year has been very challenging in numerous aspects,” Kush says. “Celebrations are instrumental in bringing people of different cultures together, and we believe this will bring a breath of fresh air for everyone to put aside their differences and focus on the similarities and positivity.” 

“United We Run” runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 24 at Bicentennial Park. To register, visit

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