Colour Fun Run will be back at Oldbury Court
Published on: 28 Feb 2016
A HUGE charity fundraiser which took place at Oldbury Court last year will return again due to popular demand.
After the success of last year’s first ever Colour Fun Run, the fun-filled 5km event will take place later this year on October 2.
Participants can look forward to getting covered head to toe in bursts of coloured powder at each kilometre of the 5k route so people are being advised to wear a white t-shirt and prepare to finish all the colours of the rainbow.
The event will raise money for Bristol homeless charity St Vincent’s which is part of the bigger charity Julian House and helps people overcome addiction.
Louise Summers who took part in the inaugural Colour Fun Run in 2015 said: “I was keen to do something for Julian House who support people to overcome homelessness and addiction, something that affects so many people, including my own family, but isn’t readily talked about like other causes. It’s lovely to be able to raise money for an excellent charity and have fun at the same time.
“Oldbury Court Estate was a beautiful venue too and I will definitely be there again this year.”
More than 600 participants of all ages took to the course last year to be showered at each kilometre with brightly coloured paint.
Joanne Bamford, events fundraiser at Julian House, said: “The fabulous thing about The Colour Fun Run is that anyone can take part, you don’t have to be a runner, you can jog, walk, hop or skip round the course if you like.
“It’s a magical spectacle to watch as people arrive over the finish line in a bright rainbow of colours, full of smiles and laughter.
“It’s a great fun event which also raises money for local men and women who need our support. We want to make the event even bigger and better this year and are expecting the event will be a sell out so are encouraging everyone to book early to avoid disappointment.”
Earlybird tickets are now on sale, to sign up please visit www.thecolourfunrun.co.uk