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ByKentOnline reporter

There’s still time to book your place on one of the county’s most popular fundraising challenges of the year.

The KM Colour Run takes place at Betteshanger Park near Deal on Sunday, June 9 (10798971)
The KM Colour Run takes place at Betteshanger Park near Deal on Sunday, June 9 (10798971)

Fun family event the KM Colour Run takes place at Betteshanger Park near Deal on Sunday, June 9.

Participants will complete a 5km route while being covered head to toe in multicoloured powder.

They can take part for whatever good causes they choose, and the event provides a perfect opportunity to raise money for Kent Online’s charity of the year, Victim Support.

Victim Support’s Tayler Mason said: “Come and raise money for Victim Support by taking part in the KM Colour Run.

“It’s a fun day out. All the family can get involved, and you are guaranteed to end up all the colours of the rainbow.

“You’ll be provided with a T-shirt, glasses and coloured powder, and everyone receives a finishing medal.”

Ms Mason added that any money raised for the charity through the event would help it provide advice and practical support to help people in Kent recover from the trauma of crime.

The entry fee is £20 for adults and £12 for children aged four to 16, but there is a £5 discount for adults when using the booking codes KMNews19 or – when taking part for Victim Support – KMVIP.

Children under four go free, but all under-16s must be accompanied by adult runners.

There is also still – just – time for youngsters to enter a kmfm competition to find starters to get the Colour Run under way.

Two winners and their families will join the kmfm street team at the run’s starting line, and then man a colour station, from where they will throw coloured powder all over the runners.

To enter, children need to submit an inspirational message no more than 30 words long for those taking part in the event at the kmfm website. The competition is for under-18s and the deadline for entering is May 27.

The Colour Run is supported by key partner Specsavers, and the money raised will be split 70-30 between participants’ good causes and the KM Charity Team’s children’s road-safety services.

For Colour Run bookings and information, see https://www.kmcharityteam.co.uk/challenge/colour-run/.

And watch a video in which Ms Mason talks about the event here:

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