On June 23rd, Martensville will be home to its second annual ColouRun, which will take place in Kinsmen Park. The event consists of a 5km fun run, where participants can walk, run, jog, bike, bring strollers and have a ton of fun. “It is a fun family event that is going to be a great time for all ages,” organizer Meagan Barabash said.
For those that are unfamiliar with what a ColouRun entails, those participating will make their way through a pre-planned pathway and throughout will be sprayed with water, then sprayed with colour powder. “It is one of those events where everyone just has a blast,” Barabash added.
The idea came to Barabash after she participated in a similar larger scale event in Saskatoon and decided to bring the energy to Martensville. “Our community is filled with so many young families and it is such a beautiful community here; so why not do something like this and combine the two for a day of fun.” In addition to organizing a high-energy colourful event, Barabash also donates all funds raised to a local community organization.
“Each year, we want to give back to a different community group. The selection is based on nominations throughout our website.” This year, the organization chosen is ‘Families of Active Kids’, which is a club where parents get involved to help raise funds through various events to help fund kids’ activities. “We want to give back to the families of our community directly and keeping kids busy in different activities,” Barabash explained. As owner of Bravo Dance Studio in Martensville, Barabash has seen the benefit of active children firsthand.
Currently registration for the event is on par with last year’s total at approximately 150 participants. Those interested in participating can register up until the morning of the event. Additionally, if you are looking to get involved, and do not want to do the 5km, you can also volunteer your time to contribute to making the event as successful as possible.
“Last year’s event was so much fun and went over really well, and we were really happy with it. We encourage everyone to come out and have fun!”