Runners find it’s green for go - The Evesham Observer

Runners find it’s green for go

Rob George 26th May, 2019   0

THE VALLEY Evesham’s 2019 Asparagus Colour Run saw a celebration of all things green and all things fitness coming together to enjoy this year’s asparagus season.

By getting green, runners raised thousands for charities including £600 for the local Evesham and District Mental Health Support Services (EDMHSS) as well as £2,500 for the Alpkit Foundation.

Olivia Hancock, Evesham’s Carnival Queen, joined as this year’s Asparagus Colour Run Ambassador to support EDMHSS.

The 12-year-old lives with cerebral palsy and requires walking aids to help her get about. She was motivated to challenge herself to walk 5kms to join in with the asparagus green fun for a great cause.

Everyone was inspired by Olivia’s strength and determination as she crossed the finish line covered in powdered green paint and confetti!

The Alpkit Foundation, the charitable arm of outdoor clothing and equipment specialist Alpkit, was supported by The Valley’s 2019 Asparagus Colour Run to help 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 by various grassroot initiatives.

Fiona Spear, retail marketing manager at The Valley said: “It was amazing to see hundreds of people of all ages and abilities enjoying getting active and having fun celebrating the local green asparagus season whilst helping to benefit more than those taking part on the day.”

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