Published: 06:00, 10 May 2019
With just a month to go until the KM Colour Run, time is fast running out to guarantee participation in one of Kent’s most popular summer fundraising events.
The Colour Run takes place at Betteshanger Park near Deal on Sunday, June 9, with participants completing a 5km route while being covered in coloured powder.
Enabling parents and children to enjoy fun quality time together while generating much-needed cash for their favourite good causes, the event is always a big hit with families.
And so it’s hardly surprising that many participants use it to raise money for organisations working with children and young people.
One such organisation set to benefit from this year’s Colour Run is Sandown School in Deal.
Sandown School Year 5 teacher and music coordinator Sarah Hubbard is looking forward to leading a 10-person team from the primary at the challenge.
She said staff from the school had previously taken part in it and the KM Assault Course challenge, raising money for charities including disabilities charity Martha Trust, but had not known they could do so for the primary itself.
She explained: “We thoroughly enjoyed the Assault Course. It was hard work, but we did it twice.
“And last year a few of us took part in the KM Colour Run for fun. We raised funds for various charities again, and then were made aware that we could raise funds for our own school.
“So this year, we have gathered a team of willing participants to take part in the Colour Run to do just that.
“We will be using the funds raised to support our creative curriculum as well as some extra-curricular activities, and look forward to being covered in the paint while completing the course.”
Colour Run participants can raise money for any charity of their choice, with the funds generated being split 70-30 between their good causes and the KM Charity Team’s children’s road-safety services.
Booking costs £20 for adults and £12 for children aged four to 16, but reductions of £5 for adults and £1.50 for children are available when using the discount code KMNEWS19. Children under four go free, and under-16s must be accompanied by adult runners.
The price includes a limited edition KM Colour Run T-shirt, sunglasses, a small bag of coloured powder and a medal on completion.
The Colour Run is supported by Specsavers.
Book now and find out more at www.kmcharityteam.co.uk/challenge/colour-run.