Family fun run to help Leeds’s Martin House Children’s Hospice

EVENTS: The Martin House colour run.
EVENTS: The Martin House colour run.
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A rainbow riot of fun is in store for families taking part in the all-new colour run for Martin House Children’s Hospice.

The event – on Sunday, July 15 – has had a revamp for 2018, with a new venue at Bramham Park, and more paint stations to create an even more vibrant atmosphere.

Ellie Barker, events fundraiser at Martin House, said: “We’ve added extra paint stations, so runners will become a rainbow of seven colours as they make their way round, and with a new venue we have a different course for people to run.”

Participants can run, walk or even dance their way around the 3.5km route, as they pass through the pink, red, yellow, purple, orange, blue and green paint stations.

There will be a full warm-up before the run starts, along with refreshment stands and Martin House merchandise for sale. The route is also wheelchair and pushchair accessible.

Ellie added: “Our Colour Run is a great event for people to have fun as families, while raising money so other families in this area who need our support can also have special time together to make special memories.”

Martin House cares for children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families, from across Yorkshire. As well as providing care at its Boston Spa hospice, it supports families in their own homes. Entry to the Colour Run costs £20 for adults, £10 for children aged five to 15, £50 for a family ticket (two adults, two children) and £15 per adult for groups of ten or more.

Everyone who raises £50 or more in sponsorship will also receive a free goody bag. To book, visit

Two of the paint stations are being sponsored by Thorpe Park Hotel and Branded3. Email Ellie at if you would like to sponsor a station.