Join colour fun run for St Vincent’s

August 03 2015

BRISTOL will be a riot of colour this September as Gloucester Road charity, St Vincent's, launches a 'Colour Fun Run'.

BRISTOL will be a riot of colour this September as Gloucester Road charity, St Vincent's, launches a 'Colour Fun Run'.

The charity, which supports adults recovering from substance misuse, is inviting runners and walkers of all ages to complete the 5k course around Oldbury Court Estate in Fishponds – while being covered in tons of powder paints.

Competitors will begin in a white t-shirt, and finish the race in a rainbow of colour. The charity says it's about who can be the brightest, not the fastest.

Registration is now open for the fun run, which takes place on Sunday, September 27.

Joanne Bamford, St Vincent's community and events fundraiser, said: “The Colour Fun Run is going to be a fantastic event that everyone can participate in.

“We are hoping that families, colleagues and friends will get sponsored to do the run together, and have lots of fun.

“It’s really exciting to be introducing an event where adults and children of all ages can take part together.

“We cannot wait to see how bright, colourful and crazy our runners will get and also how much they can raise for St Vincent’s.”

Since its inception in 1999, St Vincent's has helped over 780 people who are trying to recover from their addictions to either drugs or alcohol by providing residential support and a total abstinence-based programme.

Alongside the 5k run there will be music, food and drink stalls, and facepainting.

The event kicks off at 1pm.

To find out more about the event and to sign up, visit: www.thecolourfunrun.co.uk