Muswellbrook Act-Belong-Commit thrilled with inaugural Live Life in Colour run

MUSWELLBROOK Act-Belong-Commit (ABC) is really making their mark within the town, and their increasing popularity was on show on Sunday as they held their first ever colour run.

Dubbed Live Life in Colour, it was planned as part of mental health month and targeted youths who may have been feeling isolated.

However, it was also a family day, and that led to approximately 120 people passing through the gates at Highbrook Park to take part.

Youth connector Toni Prior, who was a co-organiser of the event, said the turnout was beyond their expectations.

"It was really good, it looks like everybody enjoyed themselves, there was plenty of food, the atmosphere was great so if anything it went better than anticipated," she said.

Despite the target audience being between the ages of 16 to 25, she was happy to see the amount of kids in attendance and enjoying the day.

"We wanted it to be family friendly, so people could come down and it would be a free event for the family," she said.

"But we tried to make sure the target audience still got the message of mental health awareness and hopefully we achieved that."

There was a range of activities available aside from the run itself, with several community groups lending a hand on the day.

Information tents for ABC, Upper Hunter Community Services, Girl Guides and Physical Culture were among the organisations at the park.

ABC is hoping the success of 2019's colour run will allow them to make it an annual event.


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