RRT assists at 5K Colour Dash Charity Event

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice is a charity dedicated to caring for people who are suffering from terminal illnesses and their families across Lincolnshire.

Before….

On Saturday 9th May 2,500 runners arrived at the Lincolnshire showground to take part in this family focused fundraing colour dash to raise money for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice – the first ever colour dash to be held in Lincolnshire!

Team leader huddle

Team leader huddle

On Saturday 9th May 2,500 runners arrived at the Lincolnshire showground to take part in this family focused fundraing colour dash to raise money for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice - the first ever colour dash to be held in Lincolnshire!

Getting ready to go

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice is a charity dedicated to caring for people who are suffering from terminal illnesses and their families across Lincolnshire.

The colour dash was a massively popular event, themed around the celebration of life and the appreciation of good health. Tickets sold out over a week before the race.  In total over £100,000 was pledged by the runners for St Barnabas – enough to pay for 146 days of inpatient care.    Described as the most successful event in the history of the charity.

Greens go!

Greens go!

Pink bombs away

Pink bombs away

Team yellow in action

Team yellow in action

Team blue adding their touch

Team blue adding their touch

The Rapid relief team were keen to support the local hospice and their offer was gratefully accepted by the events manager. The RRT supported the colour dash with over 100 volunteers and some came from as far away as Cambridge. The teams were involved in colour bombing the runners and providing water throughout the event for the participants RRT volunteers took responsibility for the clean-up of the showground at the end of the day.  RRT donated water and the paint for colour bombing to St Barnabas.

Orange waiting at the finish line

Orange waiting at the finish line

Crowd spraying - no one escaped

Crowd spraying – no one escaped

The colour dash saw runners as young as five hit with environmentally friendly powder paint.   Runners were sprayed at the start and then with a different colour was used to mark each kilometre of the race.   The air was awash with colour as the colour pirates did their job.

Yellow, Orange, Pink, Blue, Green

Yellow, Orange, Pink, Blue, Green

At the end of the race, the runners were each given a bag of colour, this was all thrown at the same time – the grand finale to a great day!

(some of) Team Pink

(some of) Team Pink

A wonderful day was had by all!

....after

….after

The events manager for the colour dash was very appreciative of the RRT’s assistance, she commented – ‘you guys, you were just amazing, you were like diamonds’. The RRT enjoyed the opportunity to support in raising money to help the terminally ill.  To make a donation to St Barnabas Hospice go to www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk.

Lincoln Colour Dash


20 thoughts on “RRT assists at 5K Colour Dash Charity Event”

  1. lola says:

    The video is cool, and the photos are great too.

  2. Yung spin says:

    WHY?…does the background music have to be SOOOOOOOOO loud?? can’t ‘ear what the people ‘av got to saaay… ditto for all the other vids on this website!

    1. Helen says:

      Just be thankful that they have even put any videos on this website! I expect a lot more goes on behind the scenes than you realise into putting these webpages together…

  3. rANdOm says:

    hey everyone.the video is all right for me when i get past the start. it is not jerky

  4. humdedum says:

    that vid is so cool – thanks
    that charity is real good too

  5. Lauren says:

    VG ! looks gr8 ! please could we get a video ?

  6. me.... says:

    hey.awesome
    is there a video?

  7. SS says:

    Orsum looks fun!!!

  8. OldRoller says:

    Superb work RRT! But please can someone tell me how you cleaned up the field? Did you sweep up or hose it away?? Just interested!!

    1. KB says:

      We used blowers to clear the powder off the tarmac and just left it on the grass.

  9. Aussie says:

    Awesome work everyone :) looks fun!!!

  10. NC says:

    Awesome … well done. please can the video link be sorted so we can view this event?

  11. me says:

    Wow
    please can you get the video to work????????
    looks a great day – pretty colourful – haha! :p
    nice one

  12. :):):):) says:

    looks good….but…….i cant get onto the video!:(:(

  13. says says:

    Awesome fun!!!

    The video doesn’t seem to work ?

  14. GC says:

    sounds like gr8 fun
    can we c the video plse

  15. Australian says:

    WOW! The colours are amazing. Good Job to the runners and the RRT teams:)

  16. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! says:

    are you all embarrassed or is it feeling sick.
    Hahahahaha
    well done

  17. Bonzo says:

    Well done all – looks great fun!
    I can’t seem to view the video though?

  18. DJ says:

    Looks like lots of fun!! Let us know when the video is working.

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