THE date for this year's Asparagus Colour Run has been announced.

Now in its third year, the family fun run will take place on Sunday, May 19. 

This year the event will be helping even more people to ‘go nice places and do good things’ by donating 50 per cent of all ticket sales to the charitable foundation of outdoor clothing and equipment specialist Alpkit, which aims to give people and groups who may ordinarily miss out on a chance to enjoy the wellbeing benefits of nature the opportunity to get out into the great outdoors by funding various grassroots initiatives.  

The route for the event, takes in the winding tracks and trails of The Valley’s 125-acre site in Evesham. 

A gentle course aimed at runners of all abilities, runners can run as fast or as slow as they want. 

But there’s also a twist for participants as they make their way around the course; asparagus-green paint bombs will cascade on to the tracks. 

By going green in Evesham runners will be helping people from all walks of life to get a taste of the outdoor lifestyle by raising money for the Alpkit Foundation. 

Phil Maclean, senior marketing manager at The Valley, said: “Surrounded as we are by such beautiful countryside, we can’t help but be passionate about the benefits of the outdoor lifestyle here at The Valley. 

“We’re particularly excited about this year’s event not only because we know the event itself is a great opportunity for families and friends to get together and go for a run in the great outdoors, but also because we’ll be raising money for the Alpkit Foundation, a great cause which helps spark passion for getting back to nature by awarding much-needed funds to grass roots causes around the UK. 

“Outdoor living, whether that’s going for a run, cycling or just a gentle stroll has so many benefits – physical, mental and social.  So many of us live our lives at such a frenetic pace, just spending a little time outdoors can be a great boost to our wellbeing and help ground us. 

“But for some people, funds or lack of opportunity makes accessing nature a challenge, so we’re really pleased to be able to do our bit to help people overcome the obstacles that would otherwise prevent them from going nice places and doing good things. It will be a great event, and will benefit so many more people than just those taking part on the day.”  

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