A Crawley women is gearing up to take on the ‘happiest 5k on the planet’ in the Brighton Color Run.
Kerri Gambriel hopes to raise over £100 to support the NSPCC.
The Brighton Color Run takes place on October 10. The NSPCC is the official charity partner for the event.
Runners will wear white outfits at the starting line and will then be doused in a rainbow of colours at every kilometre along the course and will eventually be plastered head to toe in coloured paint.
Kerri, an Airport Security Officer at Gatwick, said: “I decided to take part in The Color Run as recently I have lost just over four stone and it would be an amazing achievement to run the course and raise money for the NSPCC at the same time.
“It will no doubt be a challenge but I’m really looking forward to it’
The NSPCC is now calling for other people from across Brighton to take on the 5K colour run challenge.
Entrants can sign up for the race by visiting nspcc.org.uk/colorrun.
There is a registration fee of £15 and the charity is seeking runners to raise at least £100 each.
Adam Lewis, NSPCC fundraising manager, said: “As a volunteer led charity we rely on the generosity of the public and we are really grateful to Kerri for putting on her trainers and helping to bring in the pounds for our charity.
“The money raised will make a real difference to the lives of children who need our support and I hope they really enjoy the event.’
Money raised for the NSPCC through The Color Run will help to fund NSPCC services across the region including the charity’s Schools Service.
This service aims to reach every primary school in the UK and ensure that children recognise abuse, understand how to protect themselves, and where to go for help if they need it.
Adam said: “The Color Run is a fitness event for all levels, ages and backgrounds.
“So whether you are a casual walker or an Olympic athlete, the 5K course will be the most memorable and colourful run of your life!”
To book a place in the race contact the NSPCC on 0844 892 1119.