September 27th, 2016

Arrow Valley Park Colour Run makes a splash for Sight Concern

THE COLOUR Run at Arrow Valley Country Park, Redditch last weekend (September 5) proved to be a huge success raising a total of £7,000 for local charity ‘Sight Concern’.

A total of 420 runners took part in the run which involved a lovely mix of families, children, walkers and runners.

The event was 5km long and consisted of two laps of the park, a huge paint colour fountain and blue, red, green and purple paint stations.

The participants were also provided with a  warm up session and glasses sponsored by Specsavers, so their eyes were protected from the paint.

Local MP Karen Lumley was also present and was showering the crowds with paint from a fire extinguisher to get the event underway.

Fund raising manager of the charity, Fiona Blake said: “People definitely got into the mood of taking part in the charity event by dressing up in funny costumes and tutu skirts.”

The run coincided nicely with the charity’s weekly support group which operates every Monday at Redditch library from 1.30pm-4pm.

A number of blind and partially blind clients who are part of the charity’s support group took part in the run with Redditch park guides and other sighted guides there to assist.

“We will be really keen to hold the colour run again and get more people involved in the fun-filled event,” added Fiona.”

In the end a paint-splattered group of 14 year old girls from a local athletic club won the race.