Galashiels' family-friendly, Colour Run, will be held later this month at Heriot-Watt's Scottish Borders' Campus.
Developed in partnership between Heriot-Watt University and charity, Live Borders, the Colour Run is a 5k course with runners treated to some colourful surprises as volunteers splash pigment at participants as they pass four points along the route.
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 has been cancelled twice before due to adverse weather conditions however it will be held on Saturday 28 April at 10am in Heriot-Watt's Scottish Borders' Campus.
Lucy Graham, Vice President at the Heriot-Watt's Scottish Borders' Campus, said: “Third time lucky! I don't want to tempt fate but surely we can't be hit by another weather disappointment!
“We've had so many people interested and we've all been very disappointed that we've had to postpone previously. We're really keen to make this event a success. Working closely with our friends at Live Borders we're pleased that we've been able to find a new date so quickly. It's a great opportunity to get fit, have fun and raise money for two very worthwhile causes but also help raise awareness around mental health.”
Ewan Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, Live Borders, adds: “The Colour Run is a fantastic opportunity for people of all ages to undertake a 5k challenge with a difference. Open to new and seasoned runners alike, it's a chance to enjoy some great Borders' countryside, raise money for charity and enhance your fitness. A big thanks to the team at Heriot-Watt University and everyone involved in bringing the event to fruition. It promises to be a great day.”
Booking is essential and spaces are limited: click here to reserve your spot.
Participants will be registered when they arrive at the Campus and guided to the start line. Under 10s must be accompanied by an adult. The Colour Run forms part of Heriot-Watt's continuing support for the SANE mental health charity