More than $12,000 raised from Cleve Colour Trail

The Cleve community came together to stretch their legs and raise money for the Cleve Multi-function Sporting and Community Centre in last Saturday's Colour Trail 2020.

Hosted by the Cleve Sporting Bodies, the five-kilometre journey along the Yeldulknie Weir Walking and Cycling Trail saw more than 150 participants doused in colour and finish their walk at Cleve Oval.

Meisha Quinn, one of the event organisers, said they were pleased with how the day turned out.

She said people from across the district were involved, either as participants or in helping to run the event.

"It went very well, although there were lower numbers than expected," she said.

"People had fun and it all went smoothly.

"It's a great community event, we had about 150 who did the walk and 40 to 50 volunteers. We had the local CFS, SES and police help with traffic control, the CFS helped with the water station and colour finale, and we had St John Ambulance on hand to ensure everybody's safety."

The event raised about $12,000 for the clubrooms and works associated with the ground, although Ms Quinn said a final figure had yet to be determined.

She said participants enjoyed the occasion and asked if there would be another colour trail taking place.

"People really enjoyed the day and a lot were excited to get out and do something, with all the COVID restrictions that have been in place," Ms Quinn said.

"The committee put a COVID management plan in place, we had marshalls and we adhered to the restrictions, and it still allowed the event to be enjoyed by all.

"There may be another colour run, that is a decision for the committee. We don't have a date in mind, but may look at doing it every two years."

With more work to be done at the oval, Ms Quinn said they were looking to host more fundraising events.

"There is a lot of work to do on the ground, the courts need resurfacing, we need new lighting around the oval, and general landscaping work," she said.

"We will look to do more fundraising events.

"As we come out of restrictions hopefully soon, we hope to be open more for summer sport and for meals, and we'll put on a few nighttime events."