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Colour run fundraiser has successful first event in Harmony

Colour Run held in hamlet of Harmony on June 15 in support of humanitarian efforts by the Real Humanitarian Charity.

The Real Humanitarian Charity hosted its third annual Colour Run, (first in Harmony), on June 15 in support of Real Humanitarian's education, empowerment, and health initiatives around the world. 

According to Real Humanitarian co-founder Deborah Northcott, each year they provide support to over 1,000 children with the help of fundraisers, and this year their Colour Runs in Medicine Hat, Fort McMurray, and Harmony are estimated to have raised over $30,000 in total..

Northcott said this year's event in Harmony was slightly shorter on numbers with over 80 registered participants compared to the average of 100 normally, but the energy was still rocking as racers passed the finish line with flying colours. 

"It went really well, there was so much enthusiasm, and it's just such a great event," said Northcott. 

Hues for Humanity gives an opportunity for participants to walk or run 5 km following an initial coloured chalk toss at the main stage. As they progressed through the track, participants would hit checkpoints where even more chalk would be thrown before a final colour toss back at the main stage to conclude the run and walk. 

Hues for Humanity event organizer Brian Lokhorst announced the door prizes and raffle prizes at the stage and thanked their loyal sponsors for a successful inaugural event in Harmony after starting Hues for Humanity over 10 years ago in Medicine Hat.

"It was truly amazing to see everybody come out to support a great cause," said Lokhorst. 




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