Southport Colour Run Festival sponsored by Broadley Developments

By Sophie Swain Stand Up For Southport 

Southport’s first-ever colour run is coming to town this weekend.

The Southport Colour Run Festival will take place at Southport Rugby Club on Waterloo Road in Southport on Saturday 15th June 2024 – with the organisers hoping to make it an annual event.

The day is promised to be hours of family fun with an outside DJ, food and drinks and the Club’s kitchen and bar will be open.

The Club are raising money for the MNDA Motor Neurone Disease Association – a charity focused on improving access to care, research and campaigning for people affected by the disease.

Sue Astwood, Southport Rugby Club Bar and Events Manager said:

 “In light of the death earlier this month of rugby legend Rob Burrow from Motor Neurone Disease aged 41 and to support those past players still suffering from MND, all proceeds from this event will now go directly to MND Association.

“Let’s come together as a rugby family to raise awareness of MND.

“I will present the charity with the cheque at the end of this year – we’re trying to organise another fundraising event to take place for them this year too.”

So far around 65 people have signed up for the colourful fun run. 

People who want to take part can still sign up on the day at the bar.

Sue said she ‘didn’t expect as many people to sign up!’

The Club have already raised £1,150 of their £5,000 target for the charity and are encouraging more people to register.

Tickets are £20 each for those aged 12 and over, with £50 family tickets (two adults, two children under 12). All tickets include a white t-shirt. 

Participants can walk or run a lap around both rugby pitches and on the main pitch, there will be an obstacle course with buckets of colourful powder. Runners need to arrive at 12:30pm for the first race which starts at 2pm.

Colour powder is thrown at passing runners from colour stations that are dotted along the course at Southport Rugby Club – a perfect opportunity for pictures.

“We just want people to enjoy the day.

“It’s not about coming first. People don’t have to do the obstacle course or run, it’s all about having fun and raising as much money as we can.

“We’re hoping to make this an annual event, with money going towards the club’s chosen charity for the year,” added Sue.

For more information, you can visit Southport RFC’s Facebook page or contact Sue on 07598 429179.

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