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Sport department organise charity Colour Run

Thursday 20 June 2019

Selby College Sport department organise charity Colour Run

The Sport department at Selby College organised a Colour Run in partnership with AoC Sport in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Those taking part were covered in different coloured powders at intervals along the playing fields. The run aimed to encourage more women to take part and enjoy sport.

A big thank you to everyone who attended the fundraiser, both those who put on their running shoes and those armed with the paints!

The 2.5k lunchtime session, which included an obstacle course has raised £60 so far for the charity. It was a great success and a lot of fun for the staff and students that got involved.

Matthew Duck, Selby College’s Sports Development Officer, said: "Thanks to all the women that took part today and to AoC Sport for their input, we hope to deliver more events like this in the future. It’s really important that we encourage more young people to take part in Sport, and particularly women to be more active".

AoC Sport is working with Sport England to support their latest This Girl Can campaign ‘Fit Got Real’. The third phase builds on the campaign’s achievements so far and aims to specifically reach out to women of all backgrounds and ethnicities who feel left behind by traditional exercise by challenging the conventional idea of what exercise looks like.

Marcus Kingwell, Managing Director of AoC Sport, said: “Sport England has funded AoC Sport to work with colleges in England to get young people more active, those who don’t do much physical sport or activity.

“One of the projects we are doing is the mass participation event for girls which is primarily based around running, and we are targeting girls who wouldn’t normally be interested in sport.

“The Colour Run is one of the examples where it’s a lot of fun but there’s running involved as well. Traditional sport is brilliant, but it only ever reaches a certain proportion of students. We need to have an offer available to everybody, our vision is to have every student being active."

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