Get pelted with paint in big fun run for Leeds hospice

FUN: Over 600 entrants, young and old, are expected to take part in this years Colour Run.
FUN: Over 600 entrants, young and old, are expected to take part in this years Colour Run.
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Runners are being invited to be pelted with paint as they pound the pavements and help raise vital funds for Martin House Hospice next month.

The Boston Spa hospice is staging its annual Colour Run on Sunday, July 23 at Stockeld Park in Wetherby.

The event has become extremely popular in recent years as runners end up as unique works of art as they complete the 3.5km course.

Entrants are asked to wear all white for the race.

Ellie Barker, events fundraiser for Martin House, said: “This is the ultimate fun run.

“You can walk, run or even dance your way round, becoming more colourful as you go.

“In fact, the brighter you are at the finish line, the better.”

Over 600 runners are expected to compete at this year’s spectacle.

Martin House provides care and support to children and young people with life-limiting illnesses throughout East, West and North Yorkshire – along with their families – at its hospice, in hospitals and in their own homes.

Ellie added: “It will cost us more than £6 million this year to provide our services, and we rely on public support for most of that.

“So every pound raised by events like the Colour Run makes a huge difference to us.”

Everyone who takes part in the race will receive a Colour Run medal.

On the day of the event there will be cakes and drinks on sale for runners and those in attendance to watch and support.

Entry to the race costs £20 for adults, £15 for children (aged five to 15 and £50 for a family ticket (two adults, two children) and group bookings of five or more adults is £15 each.

There is also a free goody bag for people who raise more than £50 in sponsorship.

To sign up for the race, visit the website at www.martinhouse.org.uk.

Alternatively, email events@martinhouse.org.uk or call 01937 844569.

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