A sea of orange and pink, mixed with spatters of green, yellow, and blue will be hitting West Wales for Tŷ Hafan’s 5K Rainbow Run.
Participants will be doused from head to toe in rainbow-coloured powder for the fun run being held in Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire, on Saturday 27 September.
The event, which is the first of its kind in Wales, is based on the Indian Holi festival of colour and is expected to raise more than £50,000 for Tŷ Hafan, the family hospice for young lives.
There are no winners, no official times, and only two rules: entrants must wear white at the start and be plastered in colour every kilometre.
Helen Gibbons, event organiser at Tŷ Hafan, said: “The Rainbow Run is not a race, nor is it about speed or fitness; it’s about celebration, having fun with friends and raising a smile for Tŷ Hafan. Many of the families we support are from West Wales which is why Pendine Sands is the perfect venue for our second Rainbow Run.”
Entry is £10 per person or £30 for a group or family of five (family groups must include at least two adults). Each participant is also asked to raise a minimum sponsorship of £50.
On the day, each participant will be given a bottle of water to start and receive a goody bag on completion as a “thank you” from Tŷ Hafan.
Tŷ Hafan, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, has supported 601 life-limited children, young people and their families since 1999 – of those, 28 families have come from Carmarthenshire.
The charity takes its support right into the family home and is there to help families through every step of their unimaginable journey. For Tŷ Hafan to offer this unique service completely free of charge to families in Wales, it has to raise more than £3.7 million every year.
To register or for more information on the Rainbow Run, please visit www.rainbowrunwales.co.uk or call 029 2053 2276