Run brings colour to par­tic­i­pants’ shirts

Pilbara News - - News - Pe­ter de Krui­jff

■ Parabur­doo is no stranger to wild weather, and iso­lated for­ma­tions of coloured pow­der clouds drew a de­cent crowd of whiteshirted res­i­dents to the Pe­ter Suther­land Oval last month.

The coloured clouds were no ac­ci­dent, but part of the sec­ond an­nual Para Colour Fun Run or­gan­ised by the Men’s Shed.

More than $2500 was raised for be­yond­blue through the event, which pro­moted liv­ing a healthy and ac­tive life­style.

There was a 50 per cent in­crease in par­tic­i­pants this year, from 211 to 318 peo­ple from Parabur­doo and Tom Price, who ran in the 1km and 3km events, while 150 peo­ple joined in the colour smash, which had even more multi-pig­ment clouds bil­low­ing from the oval. There was no short­age of pow­der, with 800 bags of the stuff used on the night.

Across four age cat­e­gories, 54 prizes were handed out.

It was a big com­mu­nity ef­fort to make the night pos­si­ble, with eight com­mu­nity groups get­ting on board and 32 busi­ness spon­sors and sup­port­ers, as well as 22 vol­un­teers and 10 com­mit­tee help­ing out on the night.

Pic­ture: Leanne Mur­phy

The sec­ond an­nual Parabur­doo colour run was a lively event.

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