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A Colourful Success!

The Rainbow Run, which took place on Sunday at Locke Park, was a huge success, with around 600 people (and animals) young and old taking part.

The day for us started at 9:00am with lots of work to be done. Boxes and paint to carry, rainbow stations to set up, volunteers to organise, the list goes on. We were all ready for some early morning event prep!

At 11am registration opened and people started to flock into the park. We had several local artists performing on stage, craft and gift stalls for the people to wander round, refreshments and, most importantly, some gorgeous sunny weather!

Our Rainbow Warriors were given their brief and were all set to cause some colourful havoc! Colour stations were set up across the park in red, yellow, blue, green and purple so the runners really were all the colours of the rainbow once they’d finished the race.

Everyone received a Rainbow Run medal and most importantly a cleaning up sheet! People didn’t need to be encouraged to stay for the artists on stage as the weather stayed hot until the end of the day, so most were relaxing in the sun.

After a well-deserved ice cream we packed up the equipment and set off home with the park a colourful reminder of a successful day.

 

By Ryan Gains

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