Fun run filled with colour

COLOURFUL: Lee-Anne and Sam Thompson took part in The Color Run on the Sunshine Coast last year and are thrilled a similar event, The Color Vibe 5K Run is coming to Bundaberg later this year. Photo Contributed
COLOURFUL: Lee-Anne and Sam Thompson took part in The Color Run on the Sunshine Coast last year and are thrilled a similar event, The Color Vibe 5K Run is coming to Bundaberg later this year. Photo Contributed Contributed

AN EXPLOSION of fun and colour will hit Bundaberg when the American founded The Color Vibe 5K Run is held at the Recreational Precinct on November 23.

Bundaberg woman Lee-Anne Thompson and her son Sam took part in a similar event on the Sunshine Coast last year and are thrilled the fun run, which sees participants covered in coloured powder, is headed this way.

"We were going to enter the Sunshine Coast event again but when we found out it was coming to Bundaberg we were really excited," she said.

"I've already signed myself and my son up.

"It's not every day as an adult you get to get dirty and just be silly."

While the price tag is about $55-$60, it's free for kids under 12 and Ms Thompson said it was well worth it.

"For a family to go to the movies you'd pay more than that," she said.

"Plus I like that some of the money will go to a local charity."

Just one of eight locations selected to host The Color Vibe 5K for its first year in Australia, Australian operational co-ordinator George Spring's connection to the rum city helped add Bundaberg to the list.

"My wife is Bundaberg born former Olympian Anita Spring (nee Palm).

"She was involved in the Cane2Coral and I'm aware of the sporting history of the city."

Mr Spring said it was hoped the event would attract 3000 in Bundaberg, with event staff from America travelling out to ensure its success.

Bundaberg deputy mayor David Batt said the council had been working with Color Vibe for a number of months to secure the unique event.

"We believe this event will appeal to a large cross section of the community."

Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism general manager Rick Matkowski said the event had the potential to attract visitors from across south-east and central Queensland.

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