After a sell-out success last year, Saint Michael’s Colour Rush is back this summer and promises to be bigger, brighter and better than ever, with new surprises in store.
Harrogate’s brightest, happiest community 5k event takes place on Sunday, June 21 at Ripley Castle, 10am.
Hot on the heels of the global fun run phenomenon, participants wear plain white clothes and run, walk, jog, or skip their way round a beautiful 5k course.
At every kilometre, Colour Rushers are bombarded with clouds of coloured paint and finish the course covered from head to toe in a kaleidoscope of eye-popping colour.
The Colour Rush is supported by local business Engage Mutual Assurance and the fun continues past the finish line with a paint-throwing after party, where entrants can let loose and douse friends with bright and brilliant hues.
Participants are encouraged to raise as much sponsorship as possible to support Saint Michael’s, to continue their vital work supporting people in the Harrogate District living with terminal illness and bereavement.
Chief executive Tony Collins said: ‘’Our Colour Rush 5k is great fun; it’s fresh, it’s bursting with colour and it’s on your doorstep.
‘’More than a thousand people took part last year to Support Saint Michael’s and we hope that twice as many people will join us this year.
‘’The Colour Rush isn’t about speed or fitness, it’s about summer, celebration and having fun with your friends, family and colleagues all whilst raising vital funds for Saint Michael’s hospice care.’’
It costs more than £4m to run Saint Michael’s services each year, providing care and support to more than 2,000 local people, both at the charity’s well-known Hornbeam Park-based hospice, as well as out in the community.
The event is expected to be extremely popular and people are encouraged to register now to avoid missing out. Entry is £20 for adults, £10 for children (15 and under) and under 5s go free.
Each participant gets a free goodie bag on the day. Stray FM will be bringing their roadshow, and there will be entertainment and refreshments available to keep everyone happy on the day.
To sign up, visit www.saintmichaelshospice.org call 01423879687 or email firstname.lastname@example.org