RACED OUT: Colour runners enjoying a well-deserved sausage sandwich after doing multiple laps of the oval.
RACED OUT: Colour runners enjoying a well-deserved sausage sandwich after doing multiple laps of the oval. Laura Blackmore

GALLERY: Teachers show no mercy in Chappy Colour Run

IT WAS not hard to miss the students who participated in the Chappy Colour Run yesterday.

The kids ran between six obstacles on the course where teachers, volunteers and even the police were waiting to cover them in coloured powder.

The powder, made up of corn starch and dye, ensured the students were coated in an array of colours.

The circular track was spread across the ovals at Kingaroy State High School and Kingaroy State School.

As they raced around the fields, some noted the teachers were enjoying themselves as they doused the students, almost more than the participants were.

 

Kingaroy primary and high school chaplain Liz Lowther was the brains behind bringing the event to fruition.

She said it was a fun way for the students to get active and have a good laugh.

"I believe connection is a great part of community," Ms Lowther said.

"Having something after school where parents could join in, and different schools could also get involved, and it all goes towards a great cause is awesome.

"We also wanted to do a colour run at the high school to raise funds for chaplaincy.

"Raising funds for chaplaincy is important because we are only partially funded by the government for our days in the school, the rest needs to be fundraised."

Even though Ms Lowther said the event didn't attract the numbers she'd hoped, she had already started planning how to improve the event for next year.

Conditions to enter the Chappy Colour Run, were simply: wear a white shirt and be prepared to get dirty.

There was also a $5 entry fee and food and drinks were for sale as runners finished up.

The barbecue was in good hands as Kingaroy State High School principal Ashley Roediger watched over the sizzling snags.

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