It's back! Oldbury Court prepares for mayhem

September 04 2017

THE COLOUR Fun Run returns to Oldbury Court again this year.

THE COLOUR Fun Run returns to Oldbury Court again this year.

It follows the success of last year's charity event when more than 750 people followed a 5km route through the estate.

Participants chose to walk, job, run - and even dance - their way around, raising more than £15,000 for Bristol homeless charity See Change, formerly Julian House.

The Colour Fun Run is popular because of its huge fun element where participants get covered in colourful - but washable - powder paint. 

Along every kilometre of the route is a paint station where race marshals do their best to get everyone covered in paint.

Entry for this year's event, on October 1, is now open and people are being encouraged to sign up and have some fun.

Gemma Allsop, event fundraiser for See Change, said: “Now in its third year, we want to make 2017 our biggest and best event yet.  It’s a really fun day for all the family, which also raises money for those facing homelessness and addiction that need our support to help rebuild their lives.  

"There will be face painting, music, food and drink on offer, so you can bring your family and friends to cheer you on."

Louise, who took part in the inaugural Colour Fun Run in 2015, said: "I was keen to do something for See Change which supports people to overcome homelessness and addiction. It’s lovely to be able to raise money for an excellent charity and have fun at the same time."

See Change has more than 24 different projects, accommodation sites and social enterprises in Bristol, South Glos, B&NES Wiltshire and Devon. These include a range of homeless services, support after domestic violence, addiction recovery, individuals with learning difficulties, work experience and training.

To find out more or to sign up for tickets, please visit