All white for Hospice Warriors Colour Run

01 September 2014

Excitement is building for Wigan’s first Hospice Warriors Colour Run which will see hundreds of people get covered in powder paint.

 Colour Run 2

Photo: Photographed is Anthony Gelling

Participants will walk, jog or run around a 5K track and get pelted every 1K with a different colour of powder paint before getting covered in a final blast of colour as they cross the finish line.

Colour Stations will be manned by local businesses and one by Wigan Warriors players who will throw red paint to match the Warriors' kit.

The event is the first of its kind in Wigan borough and is raising funds for both Wigan and Leigh Hospice and the Wigan Warriors Community Foundation.

Maxine Armstrong, Fundraising and Lottery Manager for the Hospice, said:
"This will be unlike any other 5K you have completed before - everyone starts out in white and along the way gets covered in head to toe in colour.
"We're so excited to be bringing the Hospice Warriors Colour Run to Wigan, it's an event everyone can take part in and simply enjoy getting covered in paint while raising money for two good causes."

Wigan Warriors Player, Anthony Gelling, said: "Some of the players and I had a go at this a few weeks ago and it was great fun. It's going to be a great event for all the family to take part in, whether you're an experienced runner or just up for a fun run then this is one event you don't want to miss!"

The powder paint is completely safe and can be easily washed off although it is advised to wear old clothes. Those taking part are advised to wear white although everyone will be given a white t-shirt on the day.

The Hospice Warriors Colour Run takes place at Robin Park Arena at 12noon on Sunday, September 14th.

Tickets are available priced at £15 for adults and £7 for children. Under 5s go free and discounts are available for families and groups.

Telephone 01942 524204 for an entry form or sign-up online at

Wigan Warriors Anthony Gelling, Dom Crosby, Jack Hughes, Ryan Hampshire have already tried for themselves one of the specially adapted fire extinguishers which will spray coloured paint at those taking part. The video can be viewed on YouTube:



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