Queenstowners can become their own pieces of abstract art tomorrow, during the Summerdaze ‘Rainbow Run’.

Also known as a colour run, the 5km fun run sees participants colour-bombed at five different stations throughout the course, which starts 11.30am at the Frankton Recreation Reserve, below Remarkables Primary School, and includes a traverse over the historic Kawarau Falls bridge, and passes under the two-lane road bridge.

Organiser Kelvin ‘Tiny’ Carruthers, of Sport Central, says the Night ‘n Day-sponsored event will kick off Summerdaze 2022, which comprises community events across the Queenstown-Lakes this summer, including waterfront games and a pop-up library, next happening at the Queenstown Gardens rotunda next Friday, December 2.

Carruthers says the colour stations have been sponsored by Queenstown’s council, Ray White Real Estate, Jennian Homes, Forsyth Barr and Health 2000, reps of which will be on hand to bomb participants with the coloured corn starch as they run past — first, though, they’ll be doused with water by the Frankton volunteer fire brigade.

Night ‘n Day will also be selling ice creams for a gold coin donation, with food and drinks being supplied by other local organisations, while Sport Central and council staff will have inflatables, zorbs, ‘hunger ball’ and other toys available.

Tickets cost $10 per per son or $30 for a family of four (two adults, two kids) and can either be purchased from sportotago.co.nz or with cash on the day.

Profits go to Sporting Chance, supporting kids into sport.

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