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28 Aug 2019 Community

Join Kirkwood Hospice for the boldest 5k in Kirklees!

With the long Summer Holidays nearly over, you can give the whole family something to look forward to on Sunday 8th September by covering yourself in colour at the annual Colour Rush and Family Fun Day.

The Summer Holidays might be coming to an end, but the Kirkwood Hospice Colour Rush is the ultimate way to get youngsters excited for the new school year!

This year’s Colour Rush will take place on Sunday 8th September at Oakwell Hall Country Park and promised to be a jam-packed day of multi-coloured fun - complete with a Family Fun Day in the afternoon for all the family to enjoy.

Cover yourself in colour for Kirkwood!


Participants will be greeted with the famous Kirkwood paint party, which kicks off the Colour Rush at 11am. Runners will then run or walk their way around the grounds of Oakwell Hall, showering the park with multi-coloured paint along the way.

Along the vibrant 5k route four paint stations, manned by brightly coloured Kirkwood volunteers, will make sure fun runners are covered in all the colours of the rainbow.

Pulse Radio presenter Rosie Madison will get crowds in the party mood with live entertainment, music and giveaways hosted on the Pulse Radio stage throughout the day.

Enjoy an afternoon of fun at the Family Fun day


And the fun doesn’t stop there! Once runners have covered themselves in colour for Kirkwood, the Family Fun Day will continue well into the afternoon it’s the perfect way to spend your Sunday afternoon.

With a variety of local food and drink stalls, live entertainment, performances and family-friendly activities, the Family Fun Day has something to suit all ages.

9-year-old Rosie, who took part in last year’s Colour Rush with mum Keeley, dad Steve and younger sister Freya, said: "I've never been to the Colour Rush before and I've wanted to do it since I was seven. I'm excited to get paint thrown on me in all the colours!

Rosie, Mum Keeley, Dad Steve and younger sister Freya


"If anyone wants to do it they should because it's going to be really fun and you get to throw paint all over each other."

Pre-Registration prices are: Adults £20, Children (age 16 and under) £14, Family (2 adults, 2 children) £60. Pre-Registration closes on Sunday 1st September, however you can still sign up on the day.

On the Day prices are: Adults £25, Children (age 16 and under) £20. Under 3s go free.

The 2019 Colour Rush is kindly sponsored by Ridley & Hall and Jay-Bee.

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