December 15, 2014 9.34 am This story is over 112 months old

Lincoln to host county’s first Colour Dash charity event

Rainbow runners: Lincoln will host the county’s first ever Colour Dash charity event.

Local charity St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice has teamed up with local events supplier Running Imp to host Lincolnshire’s first Colour Dash in 2015.

On May 9, 2015, fundraisers will complete a colourful new charity event at the Lincolnshire Showground which will see runners cover 5k while splattered with friendly powdered paint.

The 5k route will be lined with paint stations which will see runners splattered from head to toe in environmentally friendly powdered paint, with a different colour for each station.

Runners will also be given their own paint which they will be able to use during the run.

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

Registration will open from January 5, where adults can take advantage of the early bird price of just £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 27th February 2014.

The team from St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice will host the county's first Colour Dash alongside Running Imp. Photo: St Barnabas

The team from St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice will host the county’s first Colour Dash alongside Running Imp. Photo: St Barnabas. Photo: Bryony Hooper

Bryony Hooper

Becky Otter, Event Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said: “We are extremely excited to be bringing the Colour Dash to Lincolnshire next year.

“This is a real feel-good event that allows us to raise the vital funds we need to continue caring for our local community.”

“Whether you run to celebrate the life of someone special or you simply want to get involved in something new and exciting, you will struggle to find a more colourful event in our region.

“We are hoping to see more than 1,000 people join us and cross that finish line in a rainbow of colours for hospice care.”

The registration fee includes a white T-shirt, sunglasses and your own bag of colour.

For more information, or to register your interest, people can find out more online now.