By JACINTA CUMMINS
WHETHER you need to burn off a few Easter Eggs or you just want some extra colour in your life, the Senex ColourXplosion in Roma is the place to be on Sunday.
You can run, walk, skip or hop the five kilometre course at Bassett Park while raising funds to allow PCYC Maranoa to deliver community and youth development programs and provide sporting equipment.
Senex Energy is again sponsoring ColourXplosion. Senex community relations Manager Trevor Robertson said it as one of the most popular family events in the Roma region.
“More than 400 people turned out in 2021 and their smiles as they crossed the finish line, covered from head to toe in colour, make this fun run one for the photo album,” he said.
“The PCYC Maranoa works tirelessly to meet the needs of young people in Roma and surrounds and Senex is delighted to help by sponsoring colourXplosion for the fifth year.”
ColourXplosion’s roots come from the Hindu festival of Holi tradition where young and old “play with colours” resulting in a crowd covered in a rainbow of colours by morning’s end.
This is why Holi is also called the Festival of Colour.
Participants will be given a packet of paint power to use along the way with early registrations also receiving a ColourXplosion t-shirt, but stocks are limited.
PCYC Maranoa Manager Sergeant Dion Horn said events like ColourXplosion provide essential funds to support PCYC’s work.
“I’d like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Senex for again partnering with our hardworking PCYC personnel,” he said.
While ColourXplosion is on a Sunday, organisers suggest not wearing your Sunday best if you ever want it to be pristine again!
The Senex ColourXplosion is on Easter Sunday, 17 April, 2022 from 8am at Bassett Park.
Tickets are just $15 for adults, $5 for youth and free for anyone under 13.