3,500 sign-up to make hospice Colour Dash a sell-out

27th April 2016

The Colour Dash proves its growing popularity after it sells out with less than three weeks to go

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice has announced that they have sold all 3,500 of its places ahead of the Colour Dash on Saturday 14th May.

The Colour Dash, held at the Lincolnshire Showground, is a fun run which will see participants take on a 5k course lined with paint stations. At each kilometre runners will be splattered from head to toe in environmentally friendly powdered paint.

Becky Otter, Event Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said:

“Last year Lincolnshire’s first ever Colour Dash raised more than £100,000 for hospice care and was a huge hit with people of all ages. This year we opened up the event to an additional 1,000 participants and we are delighted to have sold-out!

“The event has a brilliantly upbeat atmosphere and a real sense of euphoria from all those that take part. People take part for all sorts of reasons, to remember a loved one, to have fun with their mates or to take on a personal challenge.

“People have been signing up for this event in flurries from the very beginning and we are still getting enquiries from people now. Unfortunately all the spaces are full so we are now turning people away.”

The run was organised in partnership with local events supplier, Running Imp and support has also been received from Western Power Distribution, who have been named as headline sponsors.

The Colour Dash is set to be the biggest event the charity has ever hosted with the largest turnout and largest pledged sponsorship.

Becky said: “We hate to turn people away from any event but due to health and safety we have to ensure that we do not exceed this capacity.

“With less than three weeks to go until the big day now is the time for people to push their sponsorship and online giving pages. Every penny raised from this event will help thousands of people receive the care they need, every day of the year.”

Spectators are invited to come along to the Lincolnshire Showground and cheer on the 3,500 entrants. There is ample free onsite parking.

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