Register for Burnham-on-Sea RNLI’s 2018 Rainbow Race.
Registration for this year's RNLI Rainbow Race at Burnham-on-Sea Beach race is now open
This popular annual event, which has previously attracted over 300 participants, returns for a third year in a row.
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 and 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.’
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.