Caudwell Children’s Virtual Colour Runner
Stay Active – Stay Fit- Stay Healthy
We’ve launched our first ever ‘Virtual’ Colour Runner to give you the chance to take part in the most colourful event in the sporting calendar, at a time and a place to suit you.
Train for your ‘Virtual’ Colour Runner by running, jogging or walking as part of your daily exercise allowed under the current government guidance.
Whether it’s around your local park or estate, your back garden, or through the streets where you live, YOU can take part in the ‘Virtual’ Colour Runner for just £15 per person.
Apps to track your route
We have found these apps are extremely user friendly for tracking your progress!
Map My Run; Nike Running and Strava.
All the money raised from this event will help us to continue to transform the lives of thousands of disabled children and their families across the UK. We ask that participants try and fundraise a minimum of £50 each. Each participant will receive a fundraising information pack that can also be downloaded below.
Adult entries will receive a Colour Runner t-shirt and child entries will receive a free pair of sunglasses. Everyone will receive a medal as they cross the finish line.
You can still also attend our Colour Runner on Saturday 8th May 2021 at Central Forest Park in Stoke-on-Trent. For more information, click here.
Why Should You Get Involved?
Joanne and her son Luke took part in our Virtual Colour Runner on Saturday 4th April, after initially signing up for our actual run, which has been rescheduled for Saturday 22nd August.
Joanne explained: “I took part in Colour Runner a couple of years ago in Central Forest Park and I really enjoyed it.
“I’d signed up to do it again this year and like many others I was left disappointed when I heard, understandably, that it had been pushed back.
“So when I saw in the local press that you could take part in a ‘Virtual’ Colour Runner I was delighted, and immediately registered for the event.”
Joanne, like most people, appreciates that both children and adults could feel isolated during the current health crisis, and she wanted to give herself and her son some challenges and goals in terms of exercise outside the house. “I encouraged Luke to run with me but in all honesty I didn’t have to convince him too much,” said Joanne.
Luke, prefers running to team sports and Joanne says he was more than happy to join her on the run. As she continued: “Luke likes kicking a ball about in the back garden but he’s much more into individual sports.
“Doing something positive together was really enjoyable and as a mother with three children I really appreciate the work that Caudwell Children does, so I was glad that we could support the charity.”