Put the colour in your cheeks with new fun run

Published on: 12 Aug 2015

EVER fancied running a mini marathon for a brilliant cause but felt they were all a bit too serious for your liking?
If this sounds like you, then you may be interested in a new fun run guaranteed to put a smile on your face - and the colour in your cheeks.
The Colour Fun Run will hit Oldbury Court Estate in Fishponds next month and runners – as well as walkers, joggers, dancers, or even cartwheelers of all ages – are being invited to complete the 5k course while being covered in powder paint.
The new fundraising event is in aid of Bristol addiction recovery charity St Vincent’s, which provides residential support for people in recovery from addiction who would otherwise be homeless or in prison.
Registration for the event, which takes place on Sunday September 27, is now open.
The idea is to begin in a white t-shirt and end covered in all the colours of the rainbow with the ethos of the day not about being the fastest but being the brightest.
Joanne Bamford, St Vincent’s community and events fundraiser, said: “The Colour Fun Run is going to be a fantastic event that everyone can participate in.  
“We are hoping that families, colleagues and friends will get sponsored do the run together and have lots of fun. It’s really exciting to be introducing an event where adults and children of all ages can take part together.”
Alongside the 5k run there will be music, food and drink stalls as well as face painting so participants can get colourful as soon as they arrive.
Jo said the fun kicks off at 1pm and spectators are very welcome, although they should beware flying paint!
She said: “Whether you’re a runner, or just want an excuse to spend a day at the park covered in paint, we’d love to see you at our most colourful event of the summer. We cannot wait to see how bright, colourful and crazy our Colour Fun Runners will get and also how much they can raise for St Vincent’s.  
“We rely heavily on the generosity of the local community to provide our vital project. Since 1999 we have supported over 780 people who are trying to recover from their addictions to either drugs or alcohol so any amount of sponsorship raised – however big or small – will be gratefully received.”
To find out more about the event and to sign up please visit www.thecolourfunrun.co.uk

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