Colour in the Park - February 2018

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Stratford is getting set to colour-in the park – literally!

The Stratford District Youth Council is organising Colour in the Park, a five kilometre family fun run/walk through King Edward Park, where participants will get doused in colour at one kilometre intervals.


Chairperson Kate-lyn Edser says that similar events have proven to be popular in other districts and the Youth Council wanted to bring the concept to Stratford for local families to enjoy.

“We are really looking forward to this one and the youth councillors are struggling to choose between being a participant versus helping with the colour throws,” says Kate-lyn.

The colour used is a non toxic powder made of corn flour and food colouring. By the end of the five kilometres participants can expect to be covered in a rainbow of colours.

Colour in the Park is very much focused on fun, rather than competition and participants are encouraged to dress up in tutus and any other fun gear they don’t mind getting colour on. White shirts are recommended to gain the full benefit of the colour splash and photo opportunities.

Kate-lyn says the aim of the event is to have everyone in good spirits with food vendors, a DJ and live entertainment keeping the atmosphere festive and spot prizes on offer including prizes for best costumes.

“We just want everyone to have the chance to get out in the park and enjoy these last days of summer while they can,” says Kate-lyn.

Colour in the Park will be held on Sunday, 25 February from 1.00pm to 3.30pm at King Edward Park with registrations commencing at 12 noon outside the Stratford Scout Den. Tickets cost $5.00 and must be purchased prior to the event from the Stratford Information Centre in Prospero Place or the TSB Pool Complex in Page Street.

“”Tickets are limited and have been selling fast, so if you don’t want to miss out you need to get in quickly.”

For more information contact Leanne Richards at Stratford District Council on 06 765 6099.