St Barnabas aiming to break record with 2017 Lincoln Colour Dash

Hundreds have already signed up for the annual St Barnabas Lincoln Colour Dash in memory of loved ones.

The third annual 5K Colour Dash will take place at the Lincolnshire Showground on Saturday May 13, with end-of-life host charity St Barnabas looking to break the record for the most sign-ups ever.

Last year, the charity broke the record for the highest grossing and attended dash its history. A total of 3,500 people pledged more than £150,000 to the charity.

The route is dotted with various environmentally-friendly colourful paint stations every kilometre as participants are encouraged to run, walk or dance to raise money.

Event manager for St Barnabas Hospice, Becky Otter said: “Colour Dash is for all ages and abilities, and you certainly don’t need to be an athlete to take part.

“Many participants choose to take part in memory of a loved one, and it is lovely to see so many people coming together and celebrating the lives of those they love.”

“It’s a great way to give something back to St Barnabas whilst having fun at the same time.”

To book a place, it costs £20 for adults, £10 for children and £50 for a family ticket with the opportunity to book a stall at £100 for the event.

Included in the registration fee is a fundraising pack, neon sunglasses, a bottle of water, a poncho and a commemorative medal. Participants can register here.

Check out our 2016 Lincoln Colour Dash gallery here.