Bargara will be splashed with colour next month as the community comes together to take part in the Youth Week Colour Run.
National Youth Week is the largest celebration of young people in Australia with events and activities happening all over the country from 1 to 11 April.
Bundaberg Regional Council’s Youth Week Colour Run will be held during the Easter school holidays and will give the community an opportunity to come together to celebrate the younger generation.
The Youth Week Colour Run is a 4km, untimed event, inviting participants to wear a white shirt which will be splashed from head to toe in a variety of vibrant colours as they make their way to each of the stations.
Council's Community Services portfolio spokesperson Cr Tracey McPhee said the event was a way to connect community members from all walks of life.
“We want to promote youth social connection and celebrate the diversity of our youth community and the importance of inclusion,” Cr McPhee said.
“Particularly now, when people have been isolated and discouraged from socialising with friends, and others outside of their common circles.”
Cr McPhee said social activities had been disrupted by COVID-19 regulations, and Council wanted to use this opportunity to encourage social connection of the youth in the Bundaberg Region.
“The colour run provides an open, fun and safe space for everyone to get out together,” Cr McPhee said.
“COVID has further highlighted the real importance of social, mental, and physical health. This event provides a positive influence on all three.”
Cr McPhee added the Youth Week Colour Run was open to all community members and the fun-filled afternoon will have something for all, not just those participating in the colour run.
“There will be market stalls, the German Sausage Wagon, the JAZ Authentic South African Food, Insane Caffeine coming from Childers, music and some of our great local service providers onsite to share information on all things youth,” she said.
“We have the support of the amazing local Park Run volunteers along with the youth engagement members from Headspace, however we are still on the lookout for a few more volunteers to assist with running the remaining colour stations and to help with the set-up of the course.”
Cr McPhee said the Youth Week Colour Run course would begin from the top of Neilson’s Park, run south along the beautiful Bargara Foreshore, back along the Turtle Trail and return to finish on the oval at Bargara Sports Complex.
Youth Week Colour Run will be held on Saturday, 9 April from 12.30 pm to 4 pm at Nielson Park, Bargara.
To register online click here.
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