Group discount for city’s most colourful sporting event

Group discount for city’s most colourful sporting event
Group discount for city’s most colourful sporting event

Group discount for city’s most colourful sporting event

The Staffordshire based charity Caudwell Children is encouraging groups of 10 or more runners to register for its annual Colour Runner event in Stoke-on-Trent.

The charity, which provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families, is offering a 10% discount to groups who sign up for the 2km or 5km family fun run.

The event, described by the charity as ‘the most colourful sporting event in the region’, will take place on Saturday 11th May, 2019, in Central Forest Park, Sneyd Green, in Hanley.

Colour Runner sees participants blasted with powder paint as they make their way around the course, leaving them covered from head to toe in a rainbow of colours.

“We’re really keen to see more schools and local companies getting involved in this year’s event,” said Hannah Boote, events coordinator at Caudwell Children. “So we’re offering teams of 10 or more a 10% discount off the entry fee.”

Group discount registration for the 5km event is £19.80 for adults and £13.50 for children (aged 14 and under). Group entry to the 2km run is £13.50 for adults and £8.10 for children. Children can run unaccompanied from the age of 15, whilst children 13 and under must run with a responsible adult.

Last year a team of pupils and teachers from Rowley Park Primary Academy, in Stafford, registered to run in Colour Runner, one of the most eagerly awaited sporting events in the region.

“The school has 181 pupils and had recently formed a running club,” explained Hannah. “A teacher told them about Colour Runner and asked them if they would like to get involved in it and she was met with an enthusiastic response.”

As Annika Beaumont, Assistant Head, explained: “We wanted to give the children a goal to aim for and when we told them about the nature of the event they thought it was a great idea.

“Not only did the challenge give the pupils the incentive to keep fit, it also gave them the opportunity to find out how Caudwell Children support disabled children, and enabled them to raise money for their cause.”

Hannah says the event is built around having fun rather than breaking records. “I think that’s why it’s become so popular so quickly,” she enthused. “It’s more like one big colourful party and the shorter, accessible 2km course, which is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs, makes it an event that the whole family can take part in.

“I know that the 15 pupils and 10 staff from Rowley Park had a fantastic time last year.”   

Entry includes a FREE T-Shirt for adults and FREE sunglasses for children and every runner who crosses the finish line will receive a Colour Runner medal.

“We’re asking those who register for the event to set themselves a £50 fundraising target,” concluded Hannah. “But we’ll provide runners with a fundraising pack, containing an A-Z of fundraising ideas, to make sure that they smash their target.”

You can register online here.

You can find out more by ringing the Events team on 01782 433755 or you can email them at challenges@caudwellchildren.com

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