THE Royal Hobart Showgrounds will be awash with colour for the first time this Australia Day (26 January 2014) when the MS Colour Dash makes its splash.
The MS Colour Dash is part of the official program of events for Australia Day in Tasmania is a home-grown, non-profit event to raise much-needed funds for Tasmanians living with multiple sclerosis, which is growing at the rate of five per cent per annum.
MS Tasmania events manager Kate Coad said the MS Colour Dash was not a competitive race but about sharing a crazy morning of fun with family and friends.
“You don’t have to be super fit or even a runner as you can complete the course any way you want, whether it’s jogging, walking, hopping or dancing,” she said.
“After registering online at www.mscolourdash.org.au participants just turn up on the day wearing their white t-shirt. As they pass through each of the colour stations along the course our volunteers will shower them with a different colour of natural rainbow dust.
“By the time everyone gets to the finish line, the main arena of the showgrounds will be a rainbow of colour.
“And the crazy fun will continue throughout the morning with music and activities, where everyone can celebrate this colourful spectacle and share in the fun and patriotism on Australia Day.”
The event starts at 9am at the Royal Hobart Showgrounds, 2 Howard Road Glenorchy.
Standard entry $50 adults and $25 children (16 years and under). Families (two adults and two children) $100.
Standard entry closes 12pm on Wednesday 23 January 2014.
To see the highlights from the 2013 Ms Colour Dash log onto: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMpxcurhr2c