Four years ago, APSU students, faculty and staff and community members closed their eyes and ran into a cloudy haze of colored non-toxic paint for the first annual Gov Run put on by the APSU Alumni Relations office.

The run was a hit among students, but was cancelled after the Fall 2015 semester due to financial reasons.

Now, it is 2017 and The Gov Run is back at APSU.

The Gov Run, picked up again by APSU Student Life and Engagement, Student Government Association and the Student Alumni Association, will be held during APEX Weekend on Sunday, Aug. 27 at 4 p.m. at the Intramural Field.

Associate Dean of Students/Director of Student Life and Engagement Victor Felts said he is happy to be able to help bring this event back.

“We are happy to bring this APSU tradition back to campus,” Felts said. “Especially for the the incoming freshman class.”

The one-mile run around campus will include five paint stations sponsored by various student organizations. The first 1,000 runners will receive a Gov Run t-shirt and a packet of paint for the ‘color drop’ featuring DJ Lawton. Coordinators are also asking participants to wear white and neon colors and glasses.

Senior health and human performance major and Gov Run Student Director Madison Hobson feels that this event will help unify the freshman class.

“I am so excited to be bringing this event back to campus,” Hobson said. “It is the perfect opportunity for incoming students to have a blast while also getting to meet their new classmates for the next four years.”

The run is open to enrolled APSU students with their Student ID and check-in will begin at 3:30 p.m.

Checkout the video below courtesy of APSU Alumni Relations Office: