Registration opens for third Lincoln Colour Dash

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The St Barnabas Lincoln Hospice Colour Dash is returning for another year and registration is now open.

The dash, which sees thousands of participants showered in environmentally friendly powdered paint along the course at the Lincolnshire Showground, will return on Saturday, May 13.

Last year 3,500 people took part, raising more than £120,000 for local hospice care.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Becky Otter, Event Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said: “We are delighted to announce after the huge success of last year’s Colour Dash, the fun-filled event is back.

“The Colour Dash is proving to be our most popular event and has sold out in the two previous years.

“Colour Dash is all about wearing your biggest smile, raising money and having fun with your friends and family. You can run, walk, or dance the 5k route and when you cross the finish line you will be showered in all the colours of the rainbow!”

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

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

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Becky added: “This year we are hoping to raise in excess of £200,000 to help St Barnabas care for more patients and their families, every day of the year.

“The Colour Dash is 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.”

Adults can now take advantage of the early bird price of £15 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, 2017.

The registration fee includes your fundraising pack, neon sunglasses, bottle of water, poncho and a commemorative medal.

 

To register, visit the website here.