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Show your true colours

Friday, 10th April, 2015

(From left) Tara Gray (11), PCYC’s Rowena Marks, Robert Johnson (14), Dan Kennedy (12) and (back) Takye Picken throwing the chalk. (From left) Tara Gray (11), PCYC’s Rowena Marks, Robert Johnson (14), Dan Kennedy (12) and (back) Takye Picken throwing the chalk.

By Emily Roberts

The PCYC is holding a “colour run” next weekend to encourage community participation and have a bit of fun.

A colour run is a run with check points where the participants get different coloured chalk thrown at them, and it will held as part of the Time 4 Kids event.

“Normally for the Time 4 Kids, we have people locked up in jail and they have to fundraise to make ‘bail’,” PCYC Club Manager Rowena Marks said.

“We are still doing that and will have people locked up at the end of the Fun Run.

Rowena said it was a family-friendly event that anyone could participate in.

“There are no winners and anyone can join,” she said.

“You don’t have to run, you can walk and you don’t have to do the whole course.”

The course will be under five kilometres and will see participants go from Sturt Park down Blende Street and Wills Street to the PCYC and back.

“We haven’t had many people signing up, but we had a lot of interest on Facebook,” Rowena said.

“We would like to see people in the door and paid up before the event.”

To register before the day, the cost will be $20; and registration on the day is $25.

There will be a free barbecue afterwards.

“We encourage people to bring a hat, water and a towel for after the run,” she said. “There are no limitations, anyone can join.

“Children under 18 are free.

“This year is the 70th anniversary for the PCYC and we are hoping to make this a big fundraiser.”

Participants are encouraged to wear white - so the colours can be seen.

For more information contact the PCYC on 8087 3723.

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