Colours of fun explode

More than $2000 was raised for men’s mental health at the Colour Explosion Fun Run in Tumut.

OVER 500 people became a giant human rainbow at the Colour Explosion Fun Run at Tumut’s Fitzroy Park on Saturday.

The day made over $2000 for men’s mental health foundation Gotcha4Life.

The aim of the event is to get more Tomorrow Man workshops, such as that held on Thursday night at the Tumut Boys Club Hall, and those held in local high schools, to the town.

“We were thinking it would be a good success if we got at least 200 there, and to get over 500 was great,” Snowy Valleys Council Youth Development Officer Mark Mazzini said.

Organisers were a tad anxious about the weather early on, but the conditions turned out to be perfect.

“There was a little bit of rain when we were setting up, but after that it was great,” Mr Mazzini said.

Participants made their way from the start/finish line next to the skate bowl, down to Riverglad Caravan Park and Park, passing through colour stations where volunteers dyed their previously white clothes.

When all the runners/walkers had returned there was a literal colour explostion as a heap of dye of different colours was launched into the air over everybody.

The event all ran fairly smoothly.

‘There were a couple of little hiccups but nothing major,” Mr Mazzini said.

He said the social media feedback has been terrific.

“Not a single negative thing has been said.”

Mr Mazzini said the event would be re-evaluated and it would be decided whether or not to run it again.

“If we have it again it will have to be based on whether the community wants it,” he said.

“I’d like to thank our sponsors for making the day possible, everyone who took part and all the helpers for coming together for a great cause.”