Popular Colour Dash returns to Ely


East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) will be bringing a splash of colour to Cambridgeshire again this year, with tickets for one of the charity’s most popular fundraisers on sale now. EACH’s Ely Colour Dash will be held on Saturday, 12 August at King’s Ely.

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Colour dashes are five-kilometre (3.1-mile) fun runs – the ‘fun’ aspect being that participants are showered with clouds of coloured powder paint as they run!

Polly West, EACH Cambridgeshire Community Fundraiser, said: “We’re very excited to be launching tickets for this event. As anyone who’s taken part before knows, it’s an impressive sight and great fun for all the family.

“There’s no competitive aspect, so you can run, jog or walk the five kilometres – just be prepared to get covered in coloured powder paint. It creates truly impressive multi-coloured results!

“Tickets are expected to sell quickly so please secure yours as soon as possible to avoid disappointment and take advantage of our special early bird offer.”

Ely is one of nine places in the region that EACH is holding Colour Dashes this year. Last summer more than 5,300 runners took part across seven locations, raising £150,000.

EACH cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across East Anglia and supports their families. For both families accessing care and those who have been bereaved, EACH is a lifeline at an unimaginably difficult time. It costs the charity almost £6 million a year to deliver its services and all funds raised at this event, to begin at 11am, will help.

Pricing for the EACH Colour Dash series is as follows:


Early bird price

Normal price

What it includes

Adult (16+)



Entry, T-shirt, medal and pot of paint

Child (5-15)



Entry, medal and pot of paint

Family (1 adult and 3 children or 2 adults and 2 children)



Entry, T-shirt, medal and pot of paint

Team (minimum of 6 people)

£16 per person

£17.50 per person

Entry, T-shirt, medal and pot of paint

The early bird ticket price closes on Sunday 18 June, so don’t delay!

To book your place in EACH’s Ely Colour Dash visit www.each.org.uk/colour-dashes or contact the Cambridgeshire Fundraising Team on 01223 204916.

For more details on the EACH Colour Dash series, as well as the charity’s care services, visit www.each.org.uk



East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) aims to maximise the quality of life for children and young people with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, and to support their families.

East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH)