The 2020 5K Color Fun Run has been cancelled due to COVID-19 orders.

Highlights from the
2019 5K Color Fun Run

The Color Fun Run was held on Saturday May 4, 2019 with the starting line at Van Houten Park in Dearborn Heights. The run was an untimed event designed for children and adults of all ages to either walk or run. It featured multiple color stations where volunteers blasted participants with colored powder throughout the course. The culmination of the event was a final color toss celebration after crossing the finish line.
The event was open to all, students, parents, and all community members. The communities in which our Academies reside have often played a major role in the success of our programs. Broadening the community’s participation with our programs while promoting fun and healthy activity is essential to our ongoing commitment to develop tomorrow’s future leaders.


The run was designed to promote regular exercise while integrating fun. AEF supports student and family involvement in theses healthy activities. In addition, athletic activities serve to help students become well-rounded individuals and increases leadership, teamwork, communication, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities which will help them in the classroom as well as in the community.