SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – Bright colors filled downtown Spartanburg on Saturday morning for the first ever “Color 4 One” run.
Nearly 200 people ran through the streets of downtown Spartanburg spreading one important message: end human trafficking.
“The issue of human trafficking is a very dark issue. What we wanted to do is shine a light on the issue in more of a colorful way,” said Josh Holt, Executive Director and co-founder of Project 4 One.
It was a bright, cheerful event all in the hopes of sparking conversation on a topic many people prefer to keep in the dark.
“I have a friend that has been affected by human trafficking so just to support her and support them I wanted to sign up to run. It’s something we don’t necessarily think about and if we do, we kind of don’t want to because it’s uncomfortable so I think it’s awesome that this is going on to spread awareness,” said Danielle Stetzel, one of the runners.
“Just think this is a good event to really bring awareness to the Upstate for a problem that is bigger than most people know,” Allan Randall, another runner, told 7News.
With every splash of color and a huge color bomb at the finish line, the group celebrated the rescue and rehabilitation of human trafficking victims across the Upstate.