‘We were blown away by the turnout’ – Stevenage hosts first Garden House Hospice Care Colour Clash run

Participants reach the second colour station of the Garden House Hospice Care Colour Clash 5k run in

Participants reach the second colour station of the Garden House Hospice Care Colour Clash 5k run in Stevenage. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of runners and walkers showed their true colours on Saturday as they took part in Stevenage’s first ever Colour Clash 5km fun run to raise cash for a hospice.

Participants reach the second colour station of the Garden House Hospice Care Colour Clash 5k run in

Participants reach the second colour station of the Garden House Hospice Care Colour Clash 5k run in Stevenage. - Credit: Archant

At the start line there was dancing to music and entertainment by Abacus Events and a fun warm-up led by the team from Marriotts Sports Centre.

The sun shone as the runners – who were raising cash for Letchworth’s Garden House Hospice Care – negotiated a course from Marriotts Sports Centre and through Fairlands Valley Park while being sprayed with coloured powder paint, thrown by nurses, volunteers and sponsors.

Participants warm up for the first ever Garden House Hospice Care Colour Clash 5k run in Stevenage.

Participants warm up for the first ever Garden House Hospice Care Colour Clash 5k run in Stevenage. - Credit: Archant

Cathy White, event organiser at the hospice, said: “Colour Clash is all about celebrating happiness, togetherness and giving back to the community for a great cause.

“We hope this family event did just that. Thanks to everyone who took part, we were blown away to see so many colourful happy faces.”

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Ms White said a big thank you to the mayor of Stevenage, Councillor John Lloyd who was a great sport, getting paint powdered in the stocks to raise funds.

Special thanks were also given to the event sponsors, marshals and volunteers.

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Colour Clash aims to raise £25,000 to help the hospice continue free specialist care for patients with life-limiting illnesses across North Herts, Stevenage and Royston.

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