Rainbow Run this Saturday at Westpoint, Exeter

PUBLISHED: 12:46 19 June 2019 | UPDATED: 12:46 19 June 2019

The Rainbow Run last year. Picture: Jennie Leslie

The Rainbow Run last year. Picture: Jennie Leslie

J M LESLIE

Around 1,000 people have registered to take part in the fun run, with many participants wearing fancy dress

There are still a few more days to sign up for the Rainbow Run at Westpoint.

The colourful event in aid of Children's Hospice South West takes place on Saturday, June 22.

Around 1,000 people have registered to run, walk or jog around the 5km course. Many runners wear brightly coloured fancy dress, which becomes even more rainbow-like as they pass through burst of powder paint at the colour stations around the route.

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.

At 11.30am the Rock Choir will take to the stage to perform uplifting music. Warm-up and speeches are at 12.45, with the run starting at 1.00.

This year's event has been granted Plastic Free Coastlines status by Surfers Against Sewage and is sponsored by health insurance and income protection specialist The Exeter.

Anyone over the age of five can take part, with tickets costing £20 for adults and £12 for under 16s.

To register online, visit https://www.chsw.org.uk/event/rainbow-run-exeter-2019

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