Colour run for Change
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.