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Rainbow Ramble returns to Durham for St Cuths Hospice with live Broadcast

One of County Durham's most exciting fundraising events is returning to County Durham this year to raise money for St Cuthberts Hospice. The Rainbow Ramble will return to Lambton Park, Chester-Le-Street on Saturday 3rd July. The event sees walkers complete a 5K family friendly route whilst being showered by bright colours at various 'colour stations'.

St Cuthberts Hospice have said "Don't worry if you're not a runner - the event isn’t timed so you’re not racing against anyone and there's no time limit!

The course starts at Lambton Park and is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs, and there's no minimum or maximum age limit, so everyone can take part!"

Durham OnAir's Sue Sweeney will be broadcasting live from the event, chatting to runners, and making sure everyone is feeling energised for the big day.

See all the details for the event below:


FULL PRICE TICKETS (On sale until Monday 27th June 2022) Adults - £20 Children - £12.50 Family Ticket - £55 Under 2's go free! Please note that children aged 2 and under can take part free of charge but won't receive a t-shirt. Participants aged 16 and over must purchase an adult ticket.

You will receive ~ Entry into Rainbow Ramble ~ A fun pre-event warm -up ~ An official St Cuthbert's Hospice t-shirt to wear on the day ~ Fundraising pack posted out to you and support to help you reach your goal ~ Sponsorship Forms ~ Lucky Squares Fundraising Game

It’s so simple to take part! 1. Sign up via this page. 2. Set up an online giving page to collect sponsors – set up your own JustGiving page using our campaign page - 3. Join us at Lambton Park on Sunday, July 3rd for the most colourful event in Durham. 4. Spread the word; encourage your friends and family to sign up too! 5. Make colourful memories and share your selfies with #SCHRainbowRamble on social media. Make sure to tag us @StCuthsHospice On the day

Registration opens at 12 noon with the ramble stating at 1pm and dependent on numbers we may need to stagger start times to ensure the safety of all of our supporters. If you are arriving by car, parking is available at a cost of £4 per car. Can you raise a little sponsorship? Raising a little sponsorship while taking on our Rainbow Ramble will make a big difference to us.

  • £20 could help us to provide an hour of nursing care.

  • £40 could allow a nurse to plan individualised care for a guest in our Living Well Centre.

  • £50 could help our Dementia Specialist Nurse to assess the needs and support someone living with dementia and their family.

FAQs Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? No. All ages are welcome! However, we do ask that all children aged 15 and under be accompanied around the course by a paying adult.

Is the powdered paint safe? Will it affect my vision or breathing? Don't worry - the paint is non-toxic, safe and biodegradable. However, as with any substance, you‘ll want to keep it out of your eyes. For this reason our paint throwers will be careful where they throw it. Although it’s not essential, you could wear glasses or goggles for your eyes or a bandana to cover your mouth if you are concerned.

Is there a minimum sponsorship for this event? There is no minimum sponsorship, but we hope you will raise as much as possible for your local Hospice. Raising just £20 could pay for one hour of nursing care. Please consider setting up an online giving page to collect sponsors – try a Facebook Fundraiser or JustGiving page. Can my dog take on the Rainbow Ramble? Although your four legged friends might look cute covered in multi-coloured paint, please don’t bring them along on the day.

Will there be car parking available on the day? Car parking will be available at Lambton Park. Stewards will be on hand to help direct you to these areas. Please be aware there is a charge of £4 per car for parking which will go to Lambton Park. This must be paid on the day CASH ONLY.

Access via Bonemill Lane: NE38 9HA

What's the refund policy? All entry fees are non-refundable. Should you no longer be able to participate in the event or wish to cancel your place, your entry fee will be treated as a donation to St Cuthbert's Hospice and not refunded.

How can I contact the organiser with any other questions? Please contact the Community & Events Team by emailing or call 0191 386 1170 option 5. Sign up now!

Rainbow Ramble 2022 is kindly sponsored by MGL.


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