Join colourful way to support hospice

Fran Davenport and Grace Rooke get in practice for the colour run.
Fran Davenport and Grace Rooke get in practice for the colour run.

Residents in Bridlington have the chance to join a spectacular new hospice fundraiser – the first colour run to be held on a Yorkshire beach.

Hundreds are expected to flock to Filey on Saturday 7 May for a madcap dash along the sands when runners will be doused head to toe in a kaleidoscope of colour.

The 5k event is not a race and people can take part at any pace they choose, passing through colour stations where they will be pelted with a rainbow of coloured powder.

Saint Catherine’s Hospice fundraiser Penny Campbell said they hoped to draw a big crowd for the event in May.

She said: “We’re hoping that people will kick start their new year by signing up now and taking advantage of our early-bird offer.

“Everyone feels a bit jaded after Christmas and this is a great way to pick yourself up by planning something fun to help others. The emphasis is more on fun than fitness but we’d be delighted if it gave people the added incentive to get out there now and start shaking off the excesses of Christmas!”

The event has a limited number of places with an early bird offer of £12 for under-16s and £17 for adults. The price will then rise to £14.50 for children and £19.50 for adults.

People can register now for an early bird place before online registration opens later this month.

Email penny.campbell@st-catherineshospice.org.uk or call 01723 356024.

Individuals, families and teams of work colleagues are all welcome to take part.

The event, which will be using coloured corn starch, is sponsored by Adverset, Bluefin and Coventry University’s new Scarborough Campus.

Money raised will help towards the £6.2m needed each year to run hospice services over a huge area including Scarborough, Filey, Whitby, Bridlington, Driffield and Ryedale.