6th Dec, 2016

Green for go in the inaugural Valley Asparagus Colour Run

Rob George 3rd Jun, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

MORE THAN 500 runners and spectators turned up in the May sunshine for the inaugural Valley Asparagus Colour Run on Sunday (May 29).

Competitors from all ages took to The Valley’s countryside to be covered in green powder paint as they ran the 5km course.

The idea behind the event was to celebrate the current British Asparagus Festival which runs until June 21.

Maria Hughes, the Valley Centre Manager said: “It was fantastic to see so many families all participating together.

“Asparagus is such an important part of the area and we were pleased to play a small part in the wider celebrations.

“Big thanks go to Visit Wychavon who supported the event with their larger than life Asparagus charterers, and to Vale Balloons for creating a fantastic Asparagus finishing arch,” she added.