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Runners to show their true colours for hospital charity

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September 17, 2014 - 5:30 AM

KELOWNA - Anyone keen to show their true colours by running for charity will have the chance this weekend at the Grant Thornton 5K Run in Colour event this weekend.

The mini-marathon was created to raise money for state-of-the-art equipment for Kelowna General Hospital's new Interior Heart and Surgical Centre, currently under construction.

Participants of all ages and fitness levels will run or walk or wheel a route along downtown Kelowna's waterfront, during which they'll be blasted with coloured dust, reaching the finish line decorated in all shades of the rainbow, this Saturday, Sept. 20.

More than 40 teams have already registered to run and enjoy a pancake breakfast. For those still intending to sign up, there are cheaper registration fees for teams of five or more.

“It’s a fun event for all ages and fitness levels so round up your friends, your grandma, your third-cousin’s brother-in-law and come join us,” KGH Foundation spokesperson Chandel Christie said in a press release.  “What better way to support your hospital than by getting blasted with colour?”

For more information and to register, visit  You can also register in person at package pick-up at the Rotary Centre for the Arts on Friday from 12-6 p.m. or on run day.

Image Credit: Contributed KGH

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