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Tickled pink at KM Colour Run

By Liz Nicholls

More than 500 runners took on the KM Colour Run raising £25,000 for 60 good causes in the county.

KM Colour Run 2018 starts with a bang. (2469935)
KM Colour Run 2018 starts with a bang. (2469935)

Families and friends ran, jogged or walked the 5K course while being showered all colours of the rainbow. Colour Bandits including staff from headline partner Specsavers manned stations along the route where they sprayed participants with vivid colours of powder paint.

All participants received souvenir KM Colour Run t-shirts and sunglasses to wear during the event and limited edition medals were handed out at the finish line.

Causes benefiting from the KM Colour Run, which was staged by the KM Charity Team at Betteshanger Park near Deal, included New Leaf Support, Ashford Volunteer Centre, the 10th Deal (Eastry) Scout Group, Samphire, Canterbury Housing Advice Centre, 9th Faversham Rainbows, MCCH, Meopham Community Academy PTA, Touchbase Care Ltd, The Freedom Centre, Demelza Hospice Care for Children, Guide Dogs for the Blind in Medway, and the East Kent Hospitals Dementia Appeal.

Canterbury Specsavers staff volunteered to give out KM Colour Run medals at the finish line. (2471164)
Canterbury Specsavers staff volunteered to give out KM Colour Run medals at the finish line. (2471164)

Organiser Dominic Comins said: “The atmosphere was incredible! It was a joy to see so many happy smiling faces having the time of their lives while supporting a range of good causes.

“I’d like to thank our key partner Specsavers along with Countrystyle Recycling, IMP who organised the PA system, Karyn’s Fitness and Zumba who led a brilliant warm up, and Betteshanger Park – along with the venue’s fantastic onsite cafe Lillyroo’s – for all their help in making the event such a huge success.”

Simon Dolby, chief executive of the KM Charity Team, said: “We’ve had a great day for it with 500 people of all ages completing the course with flying colours – even young children in buggies and strollers have joined in the fun. The KM Colour Run is a wonderful day out and a great physical activity challenge for all the family.”

Sarah Pomeroy with family and friends of Herne Bay and Whitstable at the KM Colour Run 2018. (2471144)
Sarah Pomeroy with family and friends of Herne Bay and Whitstable at the KM Colour Run 2018. (2471144)

To view photographs of the event, visit the KM Charity Team's Event Gallery page here.

To find out about other activities organised by the KM Charity Team, including the KM Charity Walk on Sunday, 24 June and Zombie Charge on Sunday, 28 October, visit our Event Booking page www.KmCharityTeam.co.uk/Booking and use the discount code KMNEWS18.

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