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Nairobi Hosts 3rd Edition of Plascon Colour Run

Nairobi Hosts 3rd Edition of Plascon Colour Run

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BY MILLY MAINA

 The annual Kenya Colour Run was held on 11th August at the Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi. The run sees participants of all ages and abilities sprint, jog or walk along a marked 5km course while pelting each other with coloured powder and being doused from head to toe with the same at several colour stations. It raises funds for local charity Sports for Change. Proceeds from each ticket sold go towards paying education fees and covering costs through high school, tertiary and university for academically-gifted but disadvantaged youth. The unique fundraiser is aligned with the title sponsor Kansai Plascon’s stand on improving lives and providing solutions to everyday challenges. Sports for Change has so far helped over 500 students indirectly by supporting their schools, renovating classes and donating books. Carol Wathigo, one of the success stories graduated with a Food Hotel and Catering Management Diploma from Thika Institute of Business Studies and is currently working at Hills Gate Homes in Namanga. The run was crowned by the Finish Festival characterized by activities including a music/dance party and colour throw countdowns hosted by renowned DJs and Host MCs. The 2019 event covered a bigger area of the venue and featured an after party dubbed the Neon Party where current musical sensation Sailorz 254.

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