Another success for Burnham-on-Sea RNLI’s Rainbow Race

Lifeboats News Release

Around 200 people (adults, children and families) from the local community participated in the 2018 Rainbow Run

The 3.5km run began at the town jetty, taking participants on a colourful run to the iconic lower lighthouse and back. Runners and walkers were doused in multi-coloured powder paint at each of the paint stations along the route.

With heavy rain forecast and plans in place for a dynamic risk assessment, fortune smiled on the organisers when the rain stopped on Sunday morning and the highly organised event went ahead.

The warm-up session at 1.30pm was conducted by fitness guru Victoria Taylor, Burnham Boot camp, before the race started at 2pm.

Every participant was encouraged to seek sponsorship for the event and received a medal upon completion of the run.

Organiser Lesley Hart says: ‘A massive thank you from all of us here at Burnham RNLI, and thank you to Victoria Taylor for the brilliant warm-up session. We were a bit worried about the weather, but everyone involved took it in their stride and the event was brilliant!'

Participants starting in a huge mass start

RNLI/Mike Lang

The mass start
Burnham Lifeboat 'Staines Whitfield' witnessing the mass start

RNLI/Mike Lang

Burnham Lifeboat 'Staines Whitfield' witnessing the mass start

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