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A vibrant burst of colour is set to dominate Heriot-Watt’s Scottish Borders Campus next month.

The Colour Run will get underway in Galashiels on Saturday, 10 March 2018, with entrants taking on a 5km course around the grounds. 

Along the way they will be treated to a few colourful surprises with volunteers throwing pigment at the runners as they pass at four points along the route. 

The family friendly event begins at 10am and has been organised in partnership with local charity, Live Borders. 

All money raised will be split between the University’s Black Dog Campaign – to help reduce the stigma around mental health – and Live Borders, the charitable trust supporting healthy, active and creative communities.

The event had been planned for October 2017 but was unexpectedly cancelled due to extreme weather conditions.  This time round, organisers have their fingers firmly crossed in hope of avoiding a repeat. 

Lucy Graham Vice-President at Heriot-Watt’s Scottish Borders Campus said: “We’re all really excited to host a Colour Run for the first time here in Galashiels with our friends at Live Borders. 

“It’s an event that has proven to be hugely popular at our Edinburgh Campus and I would urge people to book their tickets fast!

“This is a great opportunity to not only get fit, have fun and raise money for two very worthwhile causes but also help raise awareness around mental health.”

Booking is essential and spaces are limited, so click here to reserve your spot. 

You will be registered when you arrive at the Campus and then guide you to the start line.
 
*Under 10’s must be accompanied by an adult.

The Colour Run forms part of the University’s continuing support for the SANE mental health charity.