Whose bright idea was this? Run 5k and get covered in coloured paint

September 07 2016

Residents of Hanham and Longwell Green are being called to take part in a Colour Fun Run in October.

Residents of Hanham and Longwell Green are being called to take part in a Colour Fun Run  in October.

Residents of Hanham and Longwell Green are being called to take part in a Colour Fun Run  in October.
Participants can look forward to getting covered head to toe in bursts of coloured powder at each kilometre of the 5k route at Oldbury Court Estate in Fishponds.
People who would like to take part are encouraged to wear white T-shirts -  which will end up with all the colours of the rainbow!
Over 600 participants, including many from the local area, took to the course last year to be showered with brightly coloured paint.  It’s promising to be one of the craziest and happiest events around and participants will make it over the finish line in an explosion of colours.
The event is being organised by Julian House, which was set up to offer direct support to some of the most marginalised people in society – the homeless.
Julian House has more than 20 different projects, accommodation sites and social enterprises in Bristol, Bath and Wiltshire, including a range of homeless services, support for those suffering domestic violence and addiction recovery.
It also helps individuals with learning difficulties to get work experience and training opportunities.
Joanne Bamford, events fundraiser at Julian House said:  “The fabulous thing about The Colour Fun Run is that anyone can take part;  you don’t have to be a runner - you can jog, walk, hop or skip round the course if you like.
“Lots of families took part last year and had tons of fun so we’ve also introduced a family ticket meaning you’ll save a bit of money too.
“There will be face painting, music and food and drink on offer so you’re guaranteed a fun day out.”
She added: “It’s a great fun event which also raises money for those facing homelessness who need our support.
“We want to make the event even bigger and better this year and are expecting the event will be a sell out so are encouraging everyone to book early to avoid disappointment.”
Tickets are now on sale, to sign up visit www.thecolourfunrun.co.uk