Colour run for Change

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - OUT & ABOUT -

De­niliquin High School’s stu­dent rep­re­sen­ta­tive coun­cil will host the town’s first ‘colour run’ since 2015 this Sun­day, to raise money for youth men­tal health.

The 3km run will be held at Memo­rial Park and through the De­niliquin Re­gional Park with reg­is­tra­tions open at 8.30am for a 9am start.

Teacher and SRC co­or­di­na­tor Re­becca Hof said all money raised on the day will go to­wards Chan­nel4Change, es­tab­lished by the school’s phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion teacher Brenda Nor­man.

‘‘Men­tal health was al­ways the main fo­cus of the colour run so it made sense to sup­port our lo­cal char­ity that funds lo­cal pro­grams,’’ Ms Hof said.

‘‘Due to weather and other fac­tors we haven’t been able to hold a colour run for three years.

‘‘We in­vite ev­ery­one to wear white shirts so that the colour can be seen. The chalk does wash out so it won’t cause any dam­age to the cloth­ing.

‘‘There will also be a route for peo­ple to go along if they pre­fer not to be cov­ered in colour chalk as well.

‘‘We’re aim­ing to make it an an­nual event so hope­fully we get plenty of sup­port for it.’’

En­try to the colour run can be paid on the day, and is $25 for a fam­ily, $10 for adults and $5 for chil­dren.

All abil­i­ties are wel­come, with dog own­ers also able to bring their four legged friends. Dogs must how­ever be on lead at all times dur­ing the event.

Sun­screen and wa­ter will be avail­able with Ro­tary hold­ing a bar­be­cue af­ter the run.

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