Registration opens for annual Colour Runner event

Registration opens for annual Colour Runner event
Registration opens for annual Colour Runner event

Registration opens for annual Colour Runner event

Caudwell Children, the Staffordshire based national charity that provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families, has announced that registration is now open for its annual Colour Runner event in Stoke-on-Trent.

The 2km or 5km fun run, which will take place on Saturday 4th April, 2020, is described by the charity as ‘the most colourful sporting event in the region’.

The 2km run will start at 10:00am, closely followed by the 5km run which will set off at 10:30am. Each race will be preceded by a warm up session.

This year’s event will be part of Caudwell Children’s #Team20 celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of the charity’s foundation.

Throughout 2020 Caudwell Children is encouraging people to engage with the charity in a number of ways, like taking part in fundraising events, volunteering for the charity, or raising awareness of the charity’s services, in order to join their #Team20.

As participants make their way around the course, located in Central Forest Park, Sneyd Green, Stoke-on-Trent, they will be blasted with powder paints that leave them covered from head to toe in a rainbow of colours.

Kate Sherwin, from Caudwell Children, says this year’s run is set to be even bigger than last year’s. As she explained: “This will be our seventh Colour Runner event and each year it gets bigger and better with participants coming from across Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire.

“It’s now very much part of the sporting calendar in the city which is phenomenal given that it was only established in 2015.

“Those who take part in Colour Runner love it and we receive so much positive feedback about the run. We guarantee multi-coloured fun from the hoot of the starting horn to the celebrations at the finishing line.”

Kate describes the run as more party than pain and says that the event is suitable for runners of all ages and abilities. She said: “Colour Runner also incorporates a shorter, accessible 2km course which is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs, so the whole family can get involved.

“The event is built around having fun rather than breaking records and I think that‘s why it’s become so popular so quickly.

”You can run, walk, hop or skip around the course at a pace suitable for you and the family.”

The money raised from the event will help the charity to deliver a range of equipment, treatments and therapies to disabled children across the region.

Entry to the 5km event is £22 for adults and £15 for children (aged 14 and under). Entry to the 2km run is £15 for adults and £9 for children. Children can run unaccompanied from the age of 14, whilst children 13 and under must run with a responsible adult.

“We’d really like some of the regions larger companies to get involved this year,” said Hannah. “So we’re offering teams of 10 or more a 10% discount off the entry fee.”

Entry includes a free Colour Runner T-Shirt for adults and a free pair of sunglasses for children. All participants who complete the course will receive a prestigious Colour Runner medal.

“We’re asking those who register for the event to set themselves a £50 fundraising target,” concluded Kate.

Caudwell Children will provide each runner with a fundraising pack, containing an A-Z of fundraising ideas, to help them smash their target.

For further information and to register for the event visit the web page here. 

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