Cleve Colour Trail event returns for 2018

Soak up some sun and colour at the Cleve Colour Trail, taking place this weekend Saturday, October 13.

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural colour run, event organiser Meisha Quinn is hoping to get more people to sign up, raise funds for the Cleve Sporting Bodies clubrooms and celebrate the opening of the Yeldulknie Weir Walking and Cycling Trail which was recently constructed by the Cleve District Council.

“This year we have a new name and a beautiful new five-kilometre walking trail,” Meisha said.

Last year’s colour run saw 550 people from across the Eyre Peninsula take part in the five-kilometre event, which raised about $15,000 for the Cleve Sporting Bodies’ development of new clubrooms.

Thanks to last year’s run and a recent successful grant application the new clubrooms are now in the planning stages and Meisha hopes the pad will go down by Christmas with construction starting early next year.

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

This year there have been 442 registrations so far, with Meisha encouraging others to come down on the day if they missed out on registering.

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You can register on Cleve Oval where a shuttle bus will transport participants to Yeldulknie Weir for the start of the five-kilometre trail back to the oval.

There will be five colour stations along the track, plus two water stations to get damp before picking up the colour.

Once everyone returns to the oval, there will be a colour finale where everyone will receive a colour pouch and count down from ten before throwing the coloured powder up in the air.

Everyone will then make their way over to the barbecue area for refreshments and music.

If you have never taken part in a colour run before Meisha has some hot tips to share:

  • Wear white clothing to pick up the colour
  • Keep your phone in a clear zip-lock bag, so it doesn’t get dusty but you can still take photos
  • Wear a scarf around your nose and mouth if you are asthmatic
  • Bring a spare set of clothes if you're travelling
  • Bring garbage bags to put your colour run clothes in
  • Place a towel on car seats to help prevent stains

“We’d also like everyone to get dressed up; tights, tutus, fairy wings and just have a good time,” Meisha said.

“Cleve Sporting Bodies would like to thank all the volunteers who put their hands up to help run the day and also thank the District Council of Cleve for being able to use their newly constructed walking trail,” she said, “We’d also like to acknowledge our sponsors, we couldn’t do this without them.”