For the 3rd year, the Gladstone community eagerly jumped out of bed on a sunny Sunday morning to help RACQ CapRescue create clouds of colour in the Gladstone Ports Corporation Marina Parklands.
Over 350 participants, the biggest crowd to date, ran, walked, danced, or strolled their way along the garden paths creating a vibrant atmosphere at Colour Me Capricorn Gladstone, presented by Jemena. The event was a colourful success raising over $17,000 for RACQ CapRescue.
“It was great to see so many community members venture out on their Sunday morning to help raise funds for our life-saving Service and enjoy a fun, active event with friends, family and colleagues,” Community Fundraising Officer, Caitlin Buttenshaw stated. “As always, the event wasn’t about winning or breaking personal bests, it was about getting colourful, having loads of fun and supporting RACQ CapRescue!”
With an energetic warm-up from F45 Gladstone, participants had the option to keep it light and easy by running 2.5km or going the extra mile with the 5km distance option. It didn’t matter what option participants chose; by the end of the run, everyone was doused in colour from head to toe!
Volunteer contribution was outstanding with over 15 StepUp CapRescue Volunteers, supported by Thiess in attendance, including corporate volunteers from Blackwoods.
“Each year, the success of Colour Me Capricorn relies heavily on the support of our volunteers. Without our volunteers, this event would simply not be able to run” Caitlin stated. “Colour Me Capricorn is one of the most popular events for our volunteers with everyone walking away smiling from ear to ear, excited to be a part of the next event.”
Colour Me Capricorn Gladstone would not have been possible without the support from our sponsors including Jemena (Naming Rights Sponsor), Gladstone Regional Council, GrainCorp, Blackwoods and Here for Gladstone. Here for Gladstone represents the combined community contributions of Rio Tinto Yarwun, Boyne Smelters Limited and Queensland Alumina Limited.
“We are already looking forward to next year’s event, hoping it will be bigger and better than ever,” Community Fundraising Officer, Caitlin Buttenshaw stated. “Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for information on all of our upcoming events!”