Colour adds dose of fun to school’s annual run

Brooke RolfeBunbury Herald
Amanda Collins, Holly Collins and Trezna Elrick welcomed colour onto their white outfits at Leschenault Catholic Primary’s annual Rainbow Fun Run.
Camera IconAmanda Collins, Holly Collins and Trezna Elrick welcomed colour onto their white outfits at Leschenault Catholic Primary’s annual Rainbow Fun Run. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

More than 800 people surrendered themselves to be covered in coloured powder at the weekend for Leschenault Catholic Primary School’s annual Rainbow Fun Run.

Handfuls of colour were thrown at runners throughout the 5km course, with students stationed at six locations ensuring everyone left the event covered from head to toe.

With the windy conditions adding to the splay of colour across the Leschenault Recreation Reserve, Parents and Friends committee member Chloe Fucile said the event was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended.

“It went really well and everyone left smiling,” Mrs Fucile said.

She said the event provided a fun opportunity for families to get involved in something that was a bit different.

Participants walked, jogged and danced around the course to the beats of DJ Jerry while being doused in more than 600kg of the washable powder.

Mrs Fucile said while the run was not a timed event, those who moved quickest had a better chance of escaping the firing line.

Money raised at the run will be used to upgrade the school’s security, get more equipment for the nature playground and also buy new maths equipment.

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