Colour is set to come back to Muncaster

ursts of colour will be filling the grounds of Muncaster in the 3rd annual Hospice at Home Colour run 			 - photo by Robert Haile

ursts of colour will be filling the grounds of Muncaster in the 3rd annual Hospice at Home Colour run
– photo by Robert Haile

INFLATABLE fun, family activities and, of course, plenty of colour are promised to fill the grounds of Muncaster Castle for the annual West Cumbria Hospice at Home colour run.

Taking place on Sunday July 3 the run at Muncaster Castle, this year’s event still offers runners the choice of a 5k or a 1k course but it is now bigger and better than ever.

Last year the event raised more than £35,000 for the Hospice at Home charity.

Stella Walsh, Community Fundraiser, Hospice at Home West Cumbria said:

“We are more excited than ever about this year’s race. We’ve listened carefully to all the feedback we have been given and have made some exciting changes to the day, although the event still involves getting incredibly messy for the same great cause.”

As if being drenched in glorious colour wasn’t enough fun, this year’s runners will also be able to bounce and slide their way to the finish line with our series of giant mega inflatables.

Ms Walsh said:

“As if running through clouds of colour wasn’t exciting enough, the giant inflatables are sure to push the fun factor off the scale. We already know that lots of people will be joining us for the third year running so it is great to be able to offer them something different – as well as welcoming lots of new faces.”

The run is not a competitive race, people taking part can run, walk, or even dance the distance – the idea is to have fun while being drenched in glorious colour.

Volunteers at colour stations spread throughout the course will throw powder over the participants as they pass.

The coloured powder is made up of natural corn starch coloured with fully tested food and cosmetic dyes. It is biodegradable, non-hazardous, non-toxic and easy to clean.

The West Cumbria Hospice at Home colour run takes place Sunday July 3 at Muncaster Castle.

Tickets are available from hospiceathomewestcumbria.org.uk