Sunshine Coast Color Run raises $60,000 for charities

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Photo by Rachael Del Dot

VIKTORIA BALANZATEGUI

Over 12,000 people got active on Sunday competing in the Swisse Color Run on the Sunshine Coast.

The event raised over $60,000 for local charities in Australia.

The Color Run, which initially took place in the United States in January 2012, has organisers speculating that over one million participants will have competed in Color Run events worldwide by the end of 2013.

The events’ website encourages all ages, speeds, shapes and sizes to get involved, whether they are a casual morning mall walkers or Olympic athletes.

Brisbane radiographer, Rachael Del Dot, who entered as part of the ‘Mater Magic’ team, competed in her first Color Run this weekend and said it was an awesome experience.

“It was the most fun I’ve had in a long time,” she said.

“Being absolutely covered in this coloured powder provided endless entertainment for everyone, especially the kids.

“They had a stage with great music playing after the run where everyone danced and threw more coloured powder over each other.”

The Sunshine Coast Color Run raised money for the Celebrate Life Foundation and SunnyKids.

Money was raised by the participant’s fee to enter, as well as donations on the day.

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