Darlington’s colourful fun run returns!

Pictured: The colour of money, last year’s Rainbow Rush in aid of St Teresa’s Hospice.

Fundraisers are being promised a kaleidoscope of colour and fun that is off the spectrum as a hospice stages its next money-maker.

St Teresa’s Hospice will stage its third Rainbow Rush spectacular, a wacky race with more than a hint of tint.

Competitors are being urged to sign up for the event, which will be staged at Longfield Academy, Darlington, on July 17, from 10am.

Rainbow Rush is a fun run for all the family where entrants are showered with colourful powder paint as they navigate an obstacle course.

Fundraising and Marketing manager John Paul Stabler said: “It’s definitely the most colourful event in Darlington and is designed for everyone, young or old, experienced runners or novices. They can run, walk or dance around the course, we don’t mind as long as they have fun. There are no winners or official times, it’s simply a chance to enjoy themselves and help raise much-needed funds.”

Entry fee is £10 per person, with a minimum age of five-years-old. Everyone will receive a fun pre-run warm-up, a paint packet, a poncho to protect their cars and clothing and an official finisher award. Each participant is asked to try and raise £50 in sponsorship.

For safety reasons, a maximum of 50 people will run at any one time, with groups setting off at intervals of 15 minutes. Competitors will be assigned a start time when they register and runners will go off in two waves from 10am-12.30pm or 1pm-3.30pm.

For more details and an online entry form visit https://darlingtonhospice.org.uk/rainbow-rush/. Online entries will close on Wednesday July 13.

Businesses can also sponsor a paint station or obstacle and the hospice is seeking volunteers to help on the day. Since 2019 the event has raised more than £26,000.

Sign up on our website at https://darlingtonhospice.org.uk/rainbow-rush/

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