Runners at the ready for town centre runs

Published Friday, 29 May 2015

RUNNERS of all ages and abilities will be donning their running shoes when Hinckley plays host to the sixth town centre road runs on Wednesday 17 June.

There is a five kilometre race and a one mile ‘Colourfun Run’, providing participants with the chance to raise funds for local hospices, as well as having fun and improving their health. 

The aim of the Colourfun Run, which starts in Station Road at 6.45pm, is to attract participants who would not normally think of taking part in a running event. All they need to do is to wear a white t-shirt and at selected points along the course runners will be doused in colours. 

The colours are made of corn starch and food grade dye, are completely biodegradable and non-toxic and will wash away in contact with water.

All proceeds will go to LOROS and the Mary Ann Evans Hospice.

Meanwhile the 5k race will start at 7.30pm in Castle Street and will be run as a proper race. The 5k distance is just over three miles so is perfect for people looking for their first race, to challenge themselves and to aim to get a time. 

To register visit and use quote code COLOURFUN (quoting this code means all proceeds will be equally split between the two charities). 

Road closures will be necessary to enable the event to take place and these will be effective between 6pm and 8.30pm, affecting the following roads:

The Horsefair, Station Road, Hawley Road, Rugby Road, Regent Street, Market Place, Church Walk, Castle Street, Hill Street, Mount Road, Argents Mead, the traffic light junction between the B590 and B4109, Willowbank Road, Granby Road, Rutland Road, Granville Road, Trinity Lane, Waterloo Road, Lancaster Road, George Street, The Borough, Orchard Street, Thornycroft Road, Hurst Road, Clarendon Road, Priesthills Road, Coley Close, Springfield Road, Royal Court and Queens Road.

Travel operators, residents and businesses who may be affected by the road closures will be notified prior to the event. 

For more information please contact Liz Causon on 01455 255870 or email:

Last updated: 29/05/2015 10:44