Andrea Patterson, Ryan Prout, Stacey Chessum, Tristen Canfield, Raymond Hender and Tanner Rayner. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN

THIS year’s Bendigo Bank Fun Run will have an added splash of colour when runners hit the streets of Bendigo in November.

In its 13th year, the event will see the introduction of colour stations, with runners having the opportunity to be showered in colour as they make their way through the city track.

The idea sprung from the ever-growing number of “colour runs” being staged.

Bendigo Health’s Jacinta Mangan said participants could opt into the colour run option and hoped many people would take up the opportunity.

“The burst of colour is something new and we’re really excited to offer this experience as another option to our participants. It’s also something fun for adults and kids alike,” Ms Mangan said.

This year’s event will be held on Sunday, November 4 and will include a five-kilometre walk and 5km, 10km, 15km runs as well as a half marathon run.

The Tracy Wilson Relay will also feature again, in which teams of four complete the half marathon challenge.

Last year’s event raised more than $130,000 for the New Bendigo Hospital Appeal, with money raised this year going to Bendigo Health’s Residential Care Appeal.

Through its 12-year tenure, the run the run has raised about $800,000 for various departments among Bendigo Health’s range of services.

Registrations for the event are open with early bird registrations open until September 23.

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