Only two more weeks until Burnham RNLI’s Rainbow race!
There are just under two weeks to enter for Burnham-on-Sea’s popular colour run on Sunday 12 August, and there is still time to register.
The 3.5km run begins at the town jetty, taking participants on a colourful run to the iconic lower lighthouse and back. Runners (or walkers – you can walk the route if you wish) are doused in multi-coloured powder paint at each of five paint stations along the route.
Tickets are reduced compared to previous years at just £10 per adult, £6 per child or £30 for a family of 4 (2 adults + 2 children). Tickets can be purchased online through www.eventbrite.com by searching for 'RNLI Rainbow Race 2018'. Alternatively, entrants can contact the event organiser Lesley Hart by email at RNLIemail@example.com.
Participants will receive a medal upon completion of the run and are encouraged to seek sponsorship for the event, for which sponsorship forms can be provided.
Organiser Lesley Hart says; ‘This is a fantastic event for the local community, raising vital funds for our RNLI Lifeboat station. The RNLI provides a 24/7 lifesaving service, using a dedicated team of volunteers.’
Lifeboats Press Officer Mike Lang adds; ‘This is a great chance to have fun over the summer school holidays. The RNLI are there for you whenever you need them, so come along to give some support. If you don’t want to enter, come and watch your friends taking part!’
Notes to editors
Images with this release show participants in the first rainbow run in 2016 (RNLI/Mike Lang)
Lifeboats in service at Burnham-on-Sea:
A 7.5m Atlantic 75 named Staines Whitfield and a smaller 4.95m D class IB1 inflatable named Burnham Reach The station was opened officially on 15th May 2004, but has been operational since December 2003.
RNLI media contacts
For more information about this release please telephone Mike Lang, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07889 815860 or email firstname.lastname@example.org,
In the absence of the above, contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789Alternatively, telephone Amy Caldwell RNLI Public Relations Manager (South)
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.