Lincoln Colour Dash to return for second time in 2016

Organisers of Lincoln’s popular Colour Dash have promised an even bigger and better event when it returns for the second time next year.

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice has again teamed up with events supplier, Running Imp, to host the fun run on Saturday, May 14 next year at the Lincolnshire Showground.

The Colour Dash is a 5 kilometre route lined with paint stations which will see runners splattered in paint at every kilometre.

Last year, 2,500 people were splattered in environmentally friendly powder paint and together raised an incredible £119,463.07.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

To take part, participants must be aged five years old and over, and anyone aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration has opened, with early bird tickets costing £15 for adults and £5 for children.

Participants can also buy an early bird family ticket (two adults and two children) for £35.

The early bird price is valid until March 1, 2016.

The registration fee includes a dasher pack, sunglasses, colour dash number sponsorship form, bottle of water, poncho, paint and commemorative medal.

To register, visit St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice’s website.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Becky Otter, Event Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said: “We had a fantastic turnout a year ago, and we are excited to offer the race again.

“In fact, last year’s event was the single most successful event in our charity’s history and we can’t wait to see what 2016 brings.

“The dash is a brilliant way for our supporters to come together and show their support for their local hospice.

“It is also a bright and vibrant event that brings the whole family together, whether they run in memory of a loved one or just to have fun.

“For 2016 we are opening this event up to an even larger audience with our capacity increasing to 3,500 people.

“The Colour Dash is all about wearing your biggest smile, raising money for your hospice and getting messy!”

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Colour Dash is being sponsored by Western Power Distribution.

If you would like to sponsor a colour station, email becky.otter@stbarnabashospice.co.uk.