Lincoln’s first charity Colour Dash sold out

All 2,500 tickets to Lincolnshire’s first ever charity Colour Dash event have been snapped up with just over a week to go.

The St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice Colour Dash will be hosted at the Lincolnshire Showground in Lincoln on May 9.

It will see the participants take on a 5k course with each kilometre milestone dotted with a paint-splatterer ready and waiting.

By the end of the course, runners will find themselves covered from head to toe in environmentally friendly paint, in all colours of the rainbow.

The run was organised in partnership with local events supplier Running Imp, and support has also been received from Western Power Distribution, who have been named as headline sponsors.

The Colour Dash is set to see the largest turnout in the charity’s fundraising history and is expected to be the highest grossing.

Becky Otter, Event Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said: “It is amazing to see the popularity of this event and to see so many people who want to be part of Lincolnshire’s first ever Colour Dash.

“The fundraising team are counting down until the day of the event and we can’t wait to see what 2,500 people look like showered in a rainbow of colour!

“People have been signing up for this event in flurries from the very beginning and we are still getting enquiries from people now. Unfortunately all the spaces are full so we are having to turn people away.

“We hate to turn people away from any event but due to health and safety we have to ensure that we do not exceed this capacity. Plans are already in motion for next years Colour Dash and we are hoping to accommodate an even larger attendance.

“There is just over a week to go until the Colour Dash kicks off and now is the time for people to be getting their sponsors. Every single penny they raise will help to support their local hospice to continue caring in their community.”