Registration now open for the Colour Rush Paignton

Colour Rush participants in 2015

Registration for The Colour Rush Paignton, Rowcroft Hospice’s original and massively popular colour-crazy 5k is now open. We Are South Devon readers who enter the promotional code ORANGE16 when signing up online before 31st May will be eligible for an exclusive discount, guaranteeing their place for £20 instead of the usual £25 ticket price.

Dubbed South Devon’s brightest 5k, The Colour Rush Paignton is taking place on Saturday 17 September and invites people to complete a 5k route along Preston and Paignton Beaches while being showered, caked and covered in brightly coloured powder paint.

Events Manager at Rowcroft Hospice, Daniel Robson, explained: “The Colour Rush is probably the craziest 5k you’ll run in all your life, you’ll be expected to complete the route while we cover you in powder paint, and we should warn you, our paint throwers will be armed with two tonnes of powder paint and are very enthusiastic!”

Once participants have completed the route, they’ll be invited to take part in Rowcroft’s legendary mass paint throw, which with a lot of people and a lot of bags of paint is guaranteed to be big, bright and colour-crazy!

Sounds of the summer will be pumped out during the day by South Devon’s own The Breeze radio station and food, refreshments and entertainment will be available in the Event Village, which will be open to participants and spectators.

All those who sign up to take part in The Colour Rush are asked to raise as much in sponsorship as possible for completing the brightest 5k of their lives.

Events Manager at Rowcroft Hospice, Daniel Robson, explained: “Over the last four years The Colour Rush has raised an incredible amount of money, helping to make every day the best day possible for thousands of people and families living with life-limiting illnesses in South Devon.

“The fee to enter The Colour Rush covers the cost of running the event, so every pound raised in sponsorship will make a huge difference to Rowcroft, our patients and their friends and families.”

Live life in full colour and guarantee your place in South Devon’s brightest 5k today by signing up for The Colour Rush Paignton at using code ORANGE16 to claim your discount.


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