Lincoln inflatable colour dash back with a bang

A popular colour dash with an inflatable twist is making its way back to Lincoln next year.

End of life charity St Barnabas Hospice is bringing the dash back to Lincolnshire Showground on May 11, 2019.

Last year, thousands were showered in colourful powder paint and raised more than £130,000 for local hospice care.

Photo: Steve Smailes / The Lincolnite

At the end of each of the five kilometres, participants will face the added hurdle of an inflatable obstacle while being splashed head to toe in powdered paint.

New to this year is the ‘Colour Village’, an area with live DJs, activities, street food and drink for the whole family.

Spectators don’t have to pay to get into the village and enjoy watching their friends and family take part in the dash.

Photo: Steve Smailes / The Lincolnite

Amelia Mochan, events fundraiser for St Barnabas Hospice, said: “It is all about wearing your biggest smile, raising money and having fun with your friends and family.

“By the time you cross the finish line you will be showered in all colours of the rainbow.

“Whether you run, walk or dance your way around, you should feel proud that you are doing it for such a good cause.”

Photo: Steve Smailes / The Lincolnite

Events like the colour dash are crucial to the hospice, which supports over 10,500 people across the county with life-limiting or terminal illness.

There are early bird tickets for sale now, adults for £15 and children for £10. Family of four tickets are available for £40.

Included in the ticket prices is a bag of powder paint, neon sunglasses, a bottle of water, a poncho and a medal.

Christmas wrapping event

Find the wrapping station on the upper floor.

A Christmas wrapping station for St Barnabas Hospice is being held in the Waterside Shopping Centre next week.

For anyone who needs a helping hand wrapping their presents, helpers will be on hand with 1,500 metres of paper.

It will be at the shopping centre from December 17 to December 22 and all money raised will go to St Barnabas.