When: Sun 10 April 2016 11 - 3pm
Where: Coastal Walkway, New Plymouth Foreshore
Registrictions: All Ages
• Resene Rainbow Run Adult: $30.00
• Resene Rainbow Run Adult + 1 child under 13 years: $40.00
• Resene Rainbow Run Family (2 adults + 2 children under 13 years): $70.00
• Resene Rainbow Run Student (with ID): $20.00
• Resene Rainbow Run Child under 13 years: $10.00
• Resene Rainbow Run Family Bell Block Primary School: $70.00
London, Glasgow, Sydney, Abu Dhabi, Melbourne, Queenstown, and now Taranaki! There's nothing else like it in Taranaki! Get together with your friends, family and colleagues to participate in Taranaki's first ever Resene Rainbow Run and walk! It doesn't matter if you are fast or slow. Get doused with coloured powder while you fun run or walk the Coastal Walkway from Ngamotu Beach to East End Reserve. As you pass through the colour stations situated along the 4.2km route you will be doused in coloured powder so wear white to get the brightest effect.
Spot prizes, entertainment, refreshments, and fun at the finish line. Bring some cash if you want to grab a bite to eat while you sit back, relax and try to spot yourself and your friends on the TSB Bank Big Screen.
Open to participants of all speeds, ages, shapes and sizes - everyone is welcome. No times recorded, no age restrictions, simply loads of fun and you end up looking like a rainbow.
Sunday 10 April along with one thousand other people throughout Taranaki and further a field we dressed in white excitedly knowing that by the end of the day the white would be gone and instead we would be covered in paint from head to toe (that is what we assumed would happen). Heading down to Ngamotu Beach cameras where flashing everywhere including planes above taking pictures of our innocent "before" faces.
We went in batches of about fifty at a time. Runners at the front while the walkers stayed behind. Let loose on the Ngamotu/Port Taranaki road heading into the foreshore walk. We did assume the paint would happen straight away and was a tad disappointed that the first station was not until the Aquatic Centre about fifteen minutes walk. It was away from the walkway so people who where not part of the 'run' did not get dirty. Four people had sacks of dry paint and either threw it at you / sprinkled it on top of you / or tapped your back. It wasn't the coverage we where expecting but it was still fun knowing your once white dress now had some blue on it.
Another long walk before we hit the yellow and green stand. Followed by red and then at the end of the walk the purple. Our biggest complaint was the stands where not consistant with how much paint was thrown at you and the walk was quite huge before the next paint station especially for our four year old daughter. The highlights were smiles were everywhere. Spectators sat around watching laughing at our expressions as the paint stuck to us and everyone was having a great time.
This is to be a yearly event and as there were only one thousand tickets a lot of people missed out. Next year they are saying one thousand will head out from Bell Block and the other thousand will leave from Ngamotu. It is well worth participating in as there is a prize giving at the end. Its a family activity and you can take how ever long you want to get to the finish line - but it should take a maximum of 90 minutes if that. Prize giving got pushed forward so you only had to sit around for twenty minutes to know if your number was drawn.
A very fun activity and was enjoyed by all. Highly recommend. The paint comes straight off in the shower and clothes also come out beautifully clean after a normal wash. A lot of laughs and a beautiful stunning walk along New Plymouths foreshore.
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