ROMA’S Easter Sunday tradition, the Senex ColourXplosion fun run and walk, is back this year and organisers hoping for record crowds as community events return following Covid cancellations.

The 5km fun run fundraiser is part of the town’s Easter in the Country celebrations. Participants are showered in a kaleidoscope of colours as they complete the course.

The event will be held at Bassett Park on Easter Sunday, 4 April. Children can participate for free. Teenagers aged 14-18 donate $5, and adults $10. Register online at Senex ColourXplosion gofundraise website.

Newly appointed PCYC Maranoa manager Sergeant Dion Horn said the fundraiser would a be huge help in facilitating the organisation’s local programs and activities.

“This will be my first Easter in the Country and I’m really looking forward to it,” Sgt Horn said.

“It will be a great opportunity for families to get together, get out and about and get a sense of normality despite all the issues with Covid.

“We want to keep turning the PCYC into a hub of activity for the community and we’ve got a lot of exciting programs on the cards to help create a safer, healthy community through youth development.”

Senex Energy community relations manager Trevor Robertson said Senex was proud of its ongoing partnership with PCYC Queensland and excited to be hosting the colour run this year.

“Run, walk, jog, skip or dance to the finish line,” Mr Robertson said. “We want as many people as possible enjoying the day and we’re hoping, having had to cancel last year, that 2021 will be the biggest run yet.

“The volunteers and employees at PCYC Maranoa deliver important services to the community, particularly to young people who are at risk, disadvantaged or disengaged.

“As part of the community, we are delighted to sponsor what is one of the most popular family events in the region.”

All smiles at last year’s ColourXplosion fun run in Roma. IMAGE: SUPPLIED

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