The Loughborough-based event returned on Sunday 2nd July 2023.
The fifth annual Loughborough Colour Run hosted by Living Without Abuse saw over 150 people in attendance. Sponsored by HCB Solicitors, the fantastic, paint-filled event raised over £1000 for the charity.
Emma Bliss, Fundraiser for LWA: "This event was the first of which I had the pleasure of organising since starting with LWA in April. It was so rewarding to see the efforts of staff and volunteers behind the scenes, make this year’s colour run so enjoyable."
Entrants arrived in high spirits. They were able to enjoy more businesses and stalls than in previous years. After a fun, Zumba style warm-up - led by Leila McKenzie of ‘Dance yourself fit’ and her helpers - everyone set off from the start line.
The 5km course, set within the grounds of Charnwood College, had plenty of powder paint stations and inflatables to keep runners entertained along the way. At the finish line, entrants received an LWA goody bag, each containing an event medal (sponsored by Persimmon Homes).
Good weather, combined with plenty of stalls offering refreshments and suppliers providing face painting, merchandise and a tombola, meant that an enjoyable day was had by all whilst raising funds for a fantastic cause.
Included in the total funds raised was over five hundred pounds from individual fundraisers and donations.
As in previous years, the 2023 Loughborough Colour Run was made possible by the dedication and help of the volunteers involved on the day, something LWA relies heavily on all year round for its calendar of events.
Emma added: "Plans are already underway to make next year’s event even bigger!"
LWA next major event will be their Coalville Halloween Fun Run on Sunday, October 29, 2023. Look out for further details on their website and social media pages.
Every year, LWA supports thousands of adults and children who experience domestic abuse and/or sexual violence; they work with women, men, young people and children across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
One in four women and one in six men experience abuse in their lifetime, whether it is physical, mental, emotional, financial or one of the many other types. It is a prevalent crime that effects all walks of life and can have long lasting effects for those suffering.
If you, or anyone you know would be willing to dedicate some of their spare time to volunteer at the charity, get in touch via the LWA website.