Registration opens this week for the second annual Hues for Humanity Colour Run in Fort McMurray.
The goal of the event is to raise money to support the education of children in Africa.
Event Chair Brian Lokhorst tells Mix News it costs about $1000 to help one child for a year.
He adds at last year’s run they were able to help 21 children.
“Once we took our expenses off which were actually fairly significant, with the colours we have to purchase and the t-shirts,” Lokhorst said.
“This year we hope to help 50 children.”
The run was started by a couple in Medicine Hat.
Since the event launched, runs are now being held across North America, including in Fort McMurray, Winnipeg and Texas.
Lokhorst says they hope to have 1000 participants at this year’s event.
“People will be given t-shirts and colours and they’ll be able to throw some colour before they run and then as they run the race – it’s a figure-eight course at Birchwood Trails – they’ll get colour thrown at them at several stations, there’s about eight stations on the course.”
This year’s run will include a DJ, food trucks and of course – lots of colour to run through.
The run is also in support of ‘The Canadian True Power’ – which is a local organization that helps with the settlement of Syrian refugees and other newcomers coming to Canada.
Registration officially opens on Saturday and the race takes place on June 3rd.