KUCHING: Over 3,000 people here braved the rain yesterday at Le’ Park Civic Centre for Colour Rush 3.0, in support of International Childhood Cancer Day.
Shielding themselves with raincoats, the rain did nothing to dampen their high spirits as they gathered for the flagging off at 6am.
Their enthusiasm shone through as they splashed one another with fistfuls of coloured powder and danced to the music before taking to the 5km route, dubbed the state’s most colourful run, and ended at Le’Park.
Along the 5km route, there were 10 awareness signages set up for runners to learn basic signs and symptoms of childhood cancer as the run was aimed more at raising awareness rather than raising funds.
Present at the flagging off ceremony were Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society (SCCS) vice president Gary Ho and Ouryouth.my director Dato Patrick Liew.
Supported by Ouryouth.my, this fun activity by SCCS is also supported by Hornbill Pacesetters Running Club and sponsored by Lea Sports Centre, Revive, Facelook, CityONE Megamall, Viva La Vida Fitness Studio, The Filmmakers Co. and Mita.
A similar event was also held yesterday at Indoor Stadium in Miri, which attracted about 3,400 runners.
For the first time this year, a Colour Rush will also be held in Sibu on Feb 8 at Sibu Town Square.
The organisers had set a target of registering a total 10,000 runners for all these three runs this year.