Cleve colour run event returns for 2018

COLOUR: Bridget Johnstone throws yellow powder at the third station along the course during last year's Colour Run. Picture: Meryl Weetra
COLOUR: Bridget Johnstone throws yellow powder at the third station along the course during last year's Colour Run. Picture: Meryl Weetra

Cleve Sporting Bodies is building on the success of last year’s inaugural colour run event and is asking people to sign up for the Colour Trail 2018 event, taking place on October 13.

Last year’s colour run saw 550 people from across Eyre Peninsula take part in the five kilometre colour run event, which raised about $10,000 for the Cleve Sporting Bodies’ development of new clubrooms.

Event organiser Meisha Quinn said last year’s event was an overwhelming success and the group wanted to “keep the ball rolling”.

The group aims to match the result of $10,000 or more for the clubrooms development.

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“We’re still trying to fundraise as much as we can,” she said.

“We applied for grants for the redevelopment of the clubrooms...we missed out on one and are awaiting the result on another one.”

This year people can register for the event online through Eventbrite which Mrs Quinn said would help streamline the application process.

She said another change this year was that it would be a mostly morning event rather than taking place in the afternoon.

This year’s event takes place on the Yeldulknie Weir Walking and Cycling Trail recently constructed by the Cleve District Council.

People will register from Cleve Oval where a shuttle bus will transport participants to Yeldulknie Weir for the start of the five kilometre walk/ride/run back to the oval.

“We’ve got a beautiful new walking trail, which the District Council of Cleve has finished constructing, so we’d be showing that off as well,” Mrs Quinn said.

Once all participants are back at the finish line everyone will receive a colour pouch to throw in the air in unison, followed by lunch.

Mrs Quinn said the future of the event past this year was not set yet but there were talks about making it an annual or biennial event.

Registrations for this year’s event are open until September 10.

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