Cherry Queen entrant, Jemma Long, has been working in conjunction with the PCYC to bring the first ever Colour Run to Young on November 26.
The five kilometre, un-timed run was an idea pondered upon by the PCYC for some time, although only came to fruition recently when Jemma decided to host it as one of her fundraising events.
Doubling as Jemma’s organisation of choice, the team at the PCYC Young will benefit from funds raised at the event.
PCYC Young manger, Martin Langfield, said while the inaugural event will be held as a fundraiser in 2016, the organisation hopes to make it an annual occurrence.
Since securing the location at the Toompang Racecourse the small committee have worked together to plan the five kilometre track and organise other perks for the day.
Participants are encouraged to wear white clothes as they take part in the event which will feature a different colour station at each kilometre point. At the end of the day those involved have the opportunity to take part in a countdown throw as they dance away to a DJ.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun and while it’s going to be a colour “run”, the run part is very loose,” Martin said.
“Those who want to run can run, and those who want to take ages to do it can walk.
“There’s no winners and losers, it’s all about having a good time and helping the Cherry Queen entrant.”
Jemma said that it’s the perfect opportunity for a family day out.
“It’s going to be a fun day, it’s a good social event,” she said.
“People normally travel to go to these things, so show your support so we can make it an annual Colour Run in Young.”
Those interested in attending are urged to submit their registration form – available from the PCYC or the ‘Cherry Queen Entrant 2016: Jemma Long’ Facebook page – to the PCYC by Monday, November 14.
Jemma will also host a barefoot bowls night at the Young Bowling Club tonight from 6pm. The evening will feature a DJ, raffles and a barbecue dinner.
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