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Coalville Colour Run


Colour Run in a nutshell

  • The run was the first-ever Colour Run in Coalville
  • British long distance runner Gemma Steel officially started the race
  • 500 runners took part on Sunday 18 September 2016
  • 10 lucky winners found a golden ticket in their goody bag, giving them a family pass to Conkers
  • The run raised much needed funding for the Leicestershire charity, Living Without Abuse
  • Runners, residents and visitors alike all enjoyed an after-run party in Coalville Park

First event of its kind in Coalville

2016 saw Coalville host its first ever Colour Run, thanks to Choose Coalville and funding from North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) and other key sponsors.

Living Without Abuse, a charity that supports those suffering from domestic abuse in Leicestershire, organised the 5km fun run that painted the town red…and blue, pink, yellow and green!

The first event of its kind in Coalville, it was amazing to see 500 runners descend on Coalville to take part. The run took place in and around the centre of Coalville and led runners through some of our amazing green spaces and parks whilst blasting them with a rainbow of colour.

The run finished in Coalville Park where everyone (runners and non-runners alike) were invited to a paint party, bursting with live music and entertainment, food, drink and stalls.

To top things off, NWLDC sneaked 10 golden tickets into runners’ goody bags, giving the lucky winners a family pass to Conkers.

And don’t forget, while so much fun was had and everyone was talking about Coalville, the event also raised much-needed funds for the charity Living Without Abuse.

How it happened

The regeneration of Coalville is a key priority for NWLDC but to make a difference, we all need to work together. The council asked local businesses and organisations to come up with ideas about what they could do for our town.

Gina King, Head of Fundraising at Living Without Abuse, put her hand up and said “I’d like to bring a running event to Coalville.” A few months later, thanks to Gina’s hard work and the support from local businesses and organisations, Coalville Colour Run was born.

Working together

The Coalville Colour Run wouldn’t have been possible without the help of wonderful sponsors:

And all the businesses that supported the event by providing things for free to make it such a great event:

As you can see, Coalville Colour Run is a wonderful example of what can be achieved by working together. What would you like to do for our town?