Stratford to brighten up leap year in the park

A rainbow of colour will explode over Stratford later this month.

Stratford District Youth Council is inviting everyone to leap for joy this leap year as they bring Colour In The Park back on Saturday February 29.

The young and young at heart will love getting doused in coloured powder as they run or walk 2.5km around King Edward Park.

The event is a colourful and creative way of bringing the community together, and along with live music and food stalls it brings a burst of energy to one of the town’s much-loved green spaces. 

Co-chairs of the Stratford District Youth Council, Connor Giblin and Harmony Hanover are looking forward to the event.

“We had 250 people participate in the 2019 event, with plenty of beaming smiles crossing the finish line,” Giblin says.

“Youth Council loves being able to offer affordable fun events in Stratford.”

Hanover says the support of other youth organisations coming together for a bit of family friendly fun is really positive.

“We have so many awesome organisations working to support youth and they love being able to get out in the community to join in with the fun.”

The event will have coloured powder, live music and performers, food vendors and spot prizes. Participants are reminded to bring towels and a spare change of clothes, and to wear black or white for the best colour outcome and photo opportunities.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from Stratford i-Site or www.eventbrite.co.nz. Tickets are $5 for 24 years and under and $10 for adults.

For more information follow Stratford District Youth Council on Facebook and Instagram.