To help kick off the 2019 Lakes Festival, Central Coast Council is planning on holding its most colourful festival event yet, when it launches its inaugural Colour Our Coast fun run on November 10.
The 5km circuit around The Entrance will feature five separate colour stations setup at 1km intervals to ensure entrants cross the finish line splashed in colour.
Council’s Director Connected Communities, Julie Vaughan, said the event aims to promote positive health and wellbeing for young people across the Coast.
“Anyone aged 12-24, and their families, are welcome to come and join in the fun.
“This is a great opportunity for young people on the Coast to get out and about in the natural environment and do something positive for their physical health at the same time,” Vaughan said.
Mayor Lisa Matthews said the event highlights Council’s commitment to deliver projects and events for younger generations.
“Young people have told us that they want to see more affordable and inclusive events on the Coast that they can be a part of.
“Council is committed to creating a community where young people feel safe, happy and have access to the services and events they need,” Mayor Matthews said.
Proceeds from the $5 entry fee will be donated to three local youth focused charities and organisations: The Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Central Coast Kids in Need and Shoebox Revolution.
The event will include live music, food and drink stalls, ‘Colour Me Happy’ photo opportunities, skate demonstrations and more for participants to enjoy after they’ve completed the fun run/walk.
Colour Our Coast gets underway from 9am at Picnic Point Reserve with three different start times so runners can plan their day.
The event is the first key action delivered by the Youth For Youth (Y4Y) action team, with support from Council’s Youth Services team.
To participate registration is essential and can be done through Council’s website.
Media release, Oct 24
Central Coast Council Media