Pilgrims Colour Run is a vibrant success

The Pilgrims Hospices 5K Colour Run returned to Thanet with a blast of colour on Sunday.

Over 1,000 adults and children attended, complete with colourful specs and white t-shirts, all ready to run through the clouds of vibrant and multi-coloured paints in aid of local hospice care.

Those taking part warmed up with a fun work out from Bek from Zumba Margate, followed by the countdown from Karen Kenward, Pilgrims Hospices Community Fundraising Manager. The sky was filled with colour as the lively crowds made their way through colour stations and along the coastal route of The Oval, Cliftonville, and Margate. The atmosphere was filled with the sound of laughter as everyone set off in the beautiful autumn sunshine.

Karen said: “This is Pilgrims Hospices third Colour Run and again we’ve exceeded our expectations.

“We were delighted to welcome Pilgrims’ Chair of Trustees, Richard Davis, who came to watch the spectacle and cheer our runners on their way.”

Richard said: “I was really blown away by this event, with so much support from the local community. I’m always humbled to see how many people support our charity.” Richard has put his name down already to take part next year.

Karen went on to say: “The atmosphere this event creates is just incredible; you really have to be there to see it, colour and laughter all the way.

“What an amazing way to raise much-needed funds to support palliative care for the next person who needs us.”

A huge Pilgrims thank you to Your Leisure, Big Red Branding, Westwood Cross Shopping Centre, Margate Ambulance Corps, Thanet District Council, Copy Shop, Andre our DJ, Matt and Vino from Mini Stores, Deal, Bek and Bex for our warm-up and our very own Raffles the Bear, all the staff and volunteers who helped make the event possible and most importantly, each an every one of you for taking part. We hope you enjoyed it.

Check out our Facebook page for more photos from the event

A date for your diary!

If you missed this amazing event and would like to join in the next event, and this time with your dog, sign up for Paws 4 Pilgrims on Sunday 24 March 2019. Call Karen Kenward for further details on 01843 233 934 or email karen.kenward@pilgrimshospices.org.

If you or someone you know is coping with a life limiting illness and you think you may benefit from Pilgrims support, talk to your GP or Healthcare Professional about the options or visit click here for information on the Wellbeing and Social Programme.