Colour Run to take over Eidsvold

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

EIDSVOLD State School will be­come a sea of colour and mud on Satur­day when the P&C hosts its first Colour Fun Run.

Kick­ing off on the school grounds at 9am, com­peti­tors will run in the race filled with ob­sta­cle cour­ses.

Or­gan­iser Trudie Roth said the course wasn’t too dif­fi­cult.

“The run­ning side of it isn’t overly big, there is more of a fo­cus on the fun side of it and the ob­sta­cles,” she said.

“We have mud, slime, climb­ing up, climb­ing down, bal­anc­ing stuff.

“You don’t have to be su­per fit, you don’t have to be su­per mus­cu­lar, it will just be fun.”

Roth said she looked for­ward to see­ing the kids get muddy and dirty.

“The mud will come quite early, then they’ll get soaked and ready for the pow­der at the end of the race,” she said.

“There are dif­fer­ent events that are age-group re­lated.

“The lit­tle kids will go first, then it ill progress up to grade 11, 12 and an open race for the adults.”

Roth said they have had in­ter­est from about 150 run­ners so far.

“We’ve left it open though so you can just turn up on the day and nom­i­nate,” she said.

She said the event, which was still yet to hap­pen, had so far raised $5000.

“The stu­dents have an­ni­hi­lated the goal we set,” Roth said.

“We set the kids a goal of $5000 and they’ve gone over that.

“We’re rais­ing funds to re­place the school play­ground equip­ment, so the kids can keep hav­ing fun.

“The equip­ment is from $30,000 up, so this is just the start.

“We will de­cide after this week­end if it be­comes an an­nual event.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED Roth said she was re­ally proud of the stu­dents ef­forts.

“We’ve also had quite a bit of par­ent sup­port,” she said.

Food, drink, shel­ter, chars, raf­fles and hay auc­tions will all be avail­able at the Eidsvold State School P&C Colour Fun Run, which kicks off 9am Satur­day,

MUCKY FUN: Stu­dents pre­pare for the Colour Run.

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