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Dorset’s brightest weekend – in May 2017

The Weldmar Colour Run, one of Weymouth’s biggest fundraising events, is returning in 2017 and will be followed the next day by a new event – the Weldmar Bubble Rush.

Between them, these events will bring together over 4,000 supporters to Lodmoor Country Park in May.

Weldmar’s third Colour Run will be held on Saturday 6th May, with 2,000 people running through a number of  colour stations over a 4km course, being covered in brightly coloured powder paint as they pass through.

The next day there will be a brand new event to Dorset, when Weldmar introduces the Bubble Rush on Sunday 7th May. In this event, participants will pass through various bubble stations as they run their way through a corridor of brightly coloured foam.

The Bubble Rush also has the capacity for 2,000 participants and organisers believe both events are going to sell out. Both events are very kindly being sponsored and supported by Meyers Estate Agents.

Matt Smith, Weldmar’s Event Manager said “The response to both events has already been fantastic. Our first wave for the Bubble Rush is now full – so we are now accepting registrations for the next wave at 12.15pm. The Colour Run is now a staple event in Weymouth and we are incredibly pleased to be offered this again in 2017. We are also still accepting registrations for this and, if people book quickly, they can run at a discounted rate for a limited time only.”

As well as the main events, Weldmar will be providing a weekend of family fun at Lodmoor Country Park. There will be live music throughout the two days, along with delicious Dorset food and drink on sale, and fun for children of all ages.

Matt said “The response to both of these events is already fantastic and we advise that people register early to avoid missing out. The Colour Run has sold out each year we have held it and we believe that this year will be no different.”

Over the past two years the Colour Run has attracted over 3,000 participants, many from outside of Dorset, boosting the economy for the town for both B&Bs and restaurants. The 2017 events will cater for up to 4,000 participants over the weekend, along with friends and family, making 6th and 7th May a very big weekend in Weymouth.

All the money raised from the 2017 Colour Run and Bubble Rush will go towards funding the continuation of the high quality and ‘outstanding’ care and support that Weldmar provides to patients and their loved ones throughout Dorset. Weldmar needs to raise £10,240 every single day of the year to provide its care for free to patients and their families.

So far Weldmar’s Colour Runs have raised over £160,000 in the past two years.

You can find out more information, or register for the Colour Run or Bubble Rush, online now or call 01305 261800

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