Colour run returns to The Valley this May - The Evesham Observer

Colour run returns to The Valley this May

Evesham Editorial 16th Feb, 2019   0

VALE runners are being invited to dust off their running shoes and limber up for the 2019 Asparagus Colour Run at The Valley in May.

Now in its third year, the family fun run will take place on Sunday, May 19 and will see 50 per cent of all ticket sales donated to the charitable foundation of outdoor clothing and equipment specialist Alpkit.

The group aims to give people and groups who may ordinarily miss out on a chance to enjoy the well-being benefits of nature the opportunity to get out into the great outdoors.

After the starting gun sounds runners will begin making their way through the scenic route, taking in the winding tracks and trails of The Valley’s 125-acre Evesham site.

A gentle course aimed at runners of all abilities, runners can run as fast or as slow as they want – the aim is simply to be there, be present and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the Worcestershire countryside.

But there’s also a twist for participants as they make their way around the course; asparagus-green paint bombs will cascade onto the tracks and everyone is encouraged to pelt each other with the copious amounts of powdered green paint supplied –making for a different sort of ‘photo finish’.

Phil Maclean, senior marketing manager at The Valley, said: “Surrounded as we are by such beautiful countryside, we can’t help but be passionate about the benefits of the outdoor lifestyle here at The Valley.

“We’re particularly excited about this year’s event not only because we know the event itself is a great opportunity for families and friends to get together and go for a run in the great outdoors, but also because we’ll be raising money for the Alpkit Foundation.

“It will be a great event, and will benefit so many more people than just those taking part on the day,” he said.

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