Oswestry’s First Colour Run Huge Success

Sunday saw over 1,260 runners of all ages and abilities start the day in their official Oswestry Colour Run 2018  t-shirt. They ran, walked, skipped and danced their way around the three-kilometre course, getting covered from head to toe in a rainbow of colours at 4 specially sited Colour stations.

The run celebrated healthiness, happiness, individuality and it brought our local community together while raising vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Participants were given complimentary sunglasses, colour run t-shirt plus on finishing, a bottle of water & medal.

Kate Thomas from Macmillan Cancer Support fundraising team commented: “We are absolutely delighted that the first Oswestry Colour Run. The atmosphere was amazing and the Ironworks was the perfect venue to host the event.  We are so grateful to the Girlguides Shropshire and the Ironworks for all their help and support in organising the event and all the amazing volunteers that helped with paint throwing, warm-ups, cake sales, marshalling to make sure everything went well.  I know the event has raised an incredible amount of money which will help people affected by cancer in Shropshire”

Clare Shinton, Shropshire girl guiding County commissioner said: “Girlguiding Shropshire were thrilled to help organise the Oswestry Colour Run 2018 at the British Ironwork Centre to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Guiding Volunteers registered over 1260 runners and issued all runners with a white T-shirt before each of the 5 races. Other Girlguiding volunteers helped with marshalling, running a cake stall, and manning the four paint throwing stations ensuring that all runners finished the race covered from head to foot in a rainbow of colours – not a white T shirt to be seen! Many members of the organisation took part in the run either individually, with their unit or their family and it was evident that everyone had a fun day despite the heat.”

Clive Knowles Chairman of the British Ironwork Centre said: “We have been honoured to host this fabulous community event, it would not have been possible without the help of volunteers from Macmillan Cancer Support & Girlguiding Shropshire.”

The final figure of money raised and next year’s date will be announced soon!

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