Colour run fun brightens up Parklands

The Rosny Parklands was a riot of colour on 4 November when the Clarence City Council hosted its first ever colour run event.

Hundreds of people took part in the Paint, Party, Run! festivities, which were presented by the Council’s Youth Network Advisory Group (YNAG).

The free, family-friendly program included live music, dance workshops, live performances, interactive activities, craft, prizes and food vans.

But the highlights of the day were the two colour runs, one for all-ages and abilities and a second race for more competitive participants.

Young, old, and everyone in between took to the parklands in their crisp white clothes, only to be engulfed by plumes of powdered paint and left looking like a human Jackson Pollock painting.

The event was initially scheduled to be held during Youth Week in May, but unseasonably bad weather saw it postponed until this month.

Clarence Mayor Brendan Blomeley said Paint, Party, Run! was a fabulous way to celebrate the city’s diversity and energy.

“Clarence is such a vibrant and culturally rich place to live, work and play, with an enormously diverse community which includes a huge cohort of young people and young families who have so much to contribute to the future of our city,” he said.

“We are so fortunate to have an abundance of incredible urban, coastal and rural green public spaces in Clarence, and I cannot think of a better way to celebrate our community’s love of the outdoors than with a marvellously messy fun run like this.”

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