Colour­ful fun run to kick in for kids’ cause

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS -

SOME su­per­heroes wear capes, oth­ers are cov­ered head-to-toe in colour. The an­nual Colour Run re­turns to Syd­ney Olympic Park on Oc­to­ber 7 and the hero theme for this year’s 5km fun run prom­ises to leave ev­ery­one look­ing like they could leap a rain­bow in a sin­gle bound.

Sprinter Katie Wil­liams, who will lead the pre-event warm up, has even given peo­ple a taste of what they can ex­pect by agree­ing to be half­s­plashed in colour for a Sun­day Tele­graph photo shoot.

“It’s a great day, full of life, hype and colour. Any­one can be in­volved. And it’s not too of­ten you get to run around like a rain­bow,” Wil­liams said.

This year is the first time the event has of­fi­cially part­nered with a char­ity — the Starlight Chil­dren’s Foun­da­tion.

“We al­ready have 9000 peo­ple reg­is­tered, and we ex­pect over 11,000 peo­ple to par­tic­i­pate, in­clud­ing kids, adults and fam­i­lies,” Colour Run di­rec­tor of mar­ket­ing Paul Mudge said. “So we’re en­cour­ag­ing par­tic­i­pants to do­nate to the foun­da­tion.”

Those who fin­ish the fun run will be re­warded with a fes­ti­val of live mu­sic and danc­ing. WWW. THECOLORRUN. COM. AU

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