Families are being invited to get their tickets for ‘Exeter’s brightest’ 5k charity fun run, taking place at Westpoint this summer.
Registration for Rainbow Run on Saturday, June 20 opened yesterday Thursday (January 30), with a 25 per cent discount available for those who sign up early.
More than 1,000 people walked, jogged or ran through a series of coloured paint stations at last year’s event, raising £55,000 for Children’s Hospice South West.
This year, the charity hopes even more people will take part in the colourful fun in support of hundreds of children with life-limiting conditions and their families.
Event fundraiser Jayne Jarrett said: “This is Exeter’s brightest sponsored 5K! It’s suitable for all abilities and a brilliant way to support your local children’s hospice.
“Anyone aged five and above can take part – so gather friends and family or get colleagues together to enter a team and help make it a day to remember.”
The event village will be open from 11am, with face painters, a bouncy castle, fun tents with games and tombolas, and music from Radio Exe. There will also be food and drink available, as well as plenty of colourful rainbow merchandise.
“Entry covers your participation and by asking just a handful of people to sponsor you, or organising a rainbow dress down day at your school or work, you could raise £50 too,” added Jayne.
Children’s Hospice South West needs £11million a year to run its three hospices in North Devon, North Somerset and Cornwall, and around 85 per cent of that comes though fundraising.
The hospices offer local families respite breaks and the chance to make the most of their precious time together.
This year's event, which has been granted Plastic Free Coastlines status by Surfers Against Sewage, is sponsored by health insurance and income protection specialist The Exeter.
Early-bird tickets are £15 for adults and £9 for children and are available until April 1. Tickets purchased after this date will be £20/£12, and £30/£15 on the day of the event. The suggested sponsorship target is £30 for adults and £20 for children.
To buy a ticket, or for more information, visit www.chsw.org.uk/rainbowexeter