You can colour my world, and yours, in Robina fun run

23 Jul

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By Claudia McCristal and Alex Plumptre, Bond University Journalism Students

Robina will be showered in colour following the gloomy cold snap moving across the coast as the annual Colour Run takes place on the July 26.

The 5km run is an un-timed race in which volunteers cover participants from head to toe in coloured dye as they pass each kilometre mark.

Robina resident and past colour run participant Ellie Malouf is excited to take part again.

“This will be my second year running, and although I don’t really train for it, its fun to get a group of friends together to enjoy a great day out exercising,” she said.

“Last year they had a great turnout and so many runners I spoke to said they would be keen do it again this year so I’m sure there will be a big crowd.”

The Colour Run was founded in 2011 to promote healthiness and happiness within communities, advancing to be one of the largest event series in the world that now hosts around 300 events in more than 50 countries.

Varsity Lakes resident and first-time participant Georgie Coutts is eager to find out what the Colour Run entails in her debut run.

“I am so excited as I’ve been waiting a number of months for it,” she said.

“Hopefully my fitness is up to scratch so I can run the whole way, but I’m mainly going to enjoy the day with my sisters.”

As the run aims to celebrate wellness and individuality, on completion there is a Finish Line Festival Party equipped with music, dancing and more colour throws, generating vivid colour combinations in the company of friends and family.

Registrations close 6pm Saturday 25 July, unless ticket allocations are exhausted.

 

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