The Cleve Sporting Bodies’ Colour Run next month is set to be a big event, with 496 registrations received from across Eyre Peninsula.
Cleve Sporting Bodies organised the 5-kilometre Colour Run to raise funds to go toward the development of a proposed Multi-Function Complex.
Colour Run event organiser Meisha Quinn said she was amazed with the number of registrations.
“A few days before the registrations closed, we had 227 registrations, which was amazing,” Mrs Quinn said.
“Once they had closed, we had 440 registrations, and then heaps of last minute registrations.”
Registrations for the event have come from all over the Eyre Peninsula.
“We have participants travelling from Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Tumby Bay, Lock, Kimba, Cowell, everywhere,” Mrs Quinn said.
“There is a big number coming up from Port Lincoln especially.”
Cleve Sporting Bodies president Kelly Richardson said the committee was blown away with the registrations.
“We are blown away with the number of registrations we have received,” Mrs Richardson said.
She said the committee wanted to say thank you for all the support they had received.
“The committee would like to thank the sponsors from all over the Eyre Peninsula,” she said.
“We want to give a massive thank you to Meisha Quinn, who had the initiative and idea for the event.”
Cleve Sporting Bodies was only expecting to attract between 200 and 300 people from the Eyre Peninsula to the event.
The event will take place on November 4 starting at the Cleve Oval, where participants will walk, run or ride the 5 kilometres around the township, before they take part in a ‘Colour Party’, with music, a barbecue and a final throw of colour powder in unison.
Mrs Richardson said volunteers were still need for the day.
“If anyone would like to be involved but not participate, we will require plenty of help on the day, so please contact Meisha or myself,” she said.
All profits from the event will go to the redevelopment of the clubroom facilities at the Cleve Oval.
In January 2016, the facility was damaged by a storm and the Cleve Sporting Bodies group has been fundraising and applying for grants to completely rebuild the clubrooms.