It was a ‘perfect sunny day’ when more than 770 participants of all ages got splashed with colour and went for a 2.5 or 5 kilometres run all in the name of kids on Sunday.
After a three-year COVID hiatus, Wildstone Construction’s Colours4Kids Run returned better than ever to Penticton with the start and finish line at LocoLanding Adventure Park.
“We are thrilled with how it went and the great turnout. After three years of not being able to do this, it was such a welcome return. It was truly wonderful to see everyone out having fun,” said Julie Read, Wildstone’s manager of communications and culture. All funds raised ensure OSNS, the Penticton-based child development centre has the right therapy equipment to meet children’s needs.
While totals haven’t come in yet, there were 770 people registered for the run with Wildstone matching donations up to $20,000.
LocoLanding provided hot dogs and slushies by donation with funds going back to OSNS and Lickity Splitz offered ice cream by donation going to OSNS.
“Having LocoLanding do that was a real plus, and really added to the funds raised,” said Read.
Last time around, in 2019, the run raised $21,580 thanks to the participation of more than 800 people.
The Colours4Kids Run was started by then Princess Margaret Secondary student Sinclaire Lovet in memory of her sister Bronwyn who passed away at the age of 18 due to a mitochondrial disease.