Bluebell Wood charity run will offer a splash and dash of colour

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South Yorkshire’s only children’s hospice, Bluebell Wood is launching the regions first Colour Dash - a 5K run with vibrant fun.

The concept has already been a huge success in the United States.

The five-kilometre run is an un-timed race where the participants are showered from head to toe in a vibrant colour at each kilometre.

The race finishes in a rainbow shower of colours injecting fun and excitement to this charity run and will take place at Rother Valley Country Park, Sheffield on May 3.

Participants will wear white t-shirts to ensure maximum impact from the colour stations, making for some great pictures.

Helen Mower, Head of Fundraising at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice said: “We’re so excited to launch this event and to be the first in the region to introduce such a vibrant charity run.

“The event is aimed at people of all ages, we just want people to have fun and enjoy themselves whether they choose to run, jog or walk.”

Claire Rintoul, Chief Executive at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice said, “Our hospice is a lovely place filled with fun and laughter, so we are more than happy to be able to launch an event that really captures the atmosphere of Bluebell Wood.

“This run will be a great opportunity for us to raise much needed funds. As we receive less than 5% statutory funding it costs over £3 million per year to provide the services we do to children with a shortened life and their families.”

The coloured dust, is eco-friendly and completely hypoallergenic.

Tickets are £15 for adults, £7.50 for children and £40 for families (2 adults, 2 children). You can also enter a team of 8 for £100.

To sign up for Bluebell Wood’s Colour Dash http://colourdash.bluebellwood.org/home