Colour bombs away.

This Saturday the annual Queenstown Night’n Day Rainbow Run’s returning to the Frankton Reserve — open to anyone prepared to go for a 5km jaunt, at the beginning of which they’ll be doused in water by the Frankton volunteer fireys and, by the end, they’ll be in need of a shower.

Organised as part of Summerdaze, colour stations this year have been sponsored by Queenstown’s council, Ray White Real Estate and Jennian Homes, with representatives on hand to bomb participants with colour as they run or walk the Frankton Reserve course.

Sport Central community sport adviser Kevin ‘Tiny’ Carruthers says this year’s course again includes a traverse over the historic Kawarau Falls heritage bridge and under the replacement two-lane bridge.

Alongside the Rainbow Run, which starts at 11.30am, Night’n Day will be selling ice creams for a gold-coin donation, while Sport Central will also have inflatables and play equipment set up for people to relax and enjoy a picnic before or after the event.

Tickets cost $10 per person or $30 for a family of four, available via, or with cash on the day.

Carruthers says profits will go to Sporting Chance, which supports local kids into sport by helping with costs including memberships and equipment, for families who might not otherwise be able to afford it.

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