Colour runs have been growing in popularity recently, and it’s pretty clear why—they’re healthy, highly Instagrammable and always for a worthy cause. This will be the second year that Northumberland participates in a colour run of its own, held in Brighton this Saturday.

The 2.5k or 5k run takes place in Proctor Place Conservation Area, a rustic trail through a wooded area with some gentle hills, making it perfect for all fitness levels. At various points, participants will be showered with a rainbow of colours from “chalk-poppers,” which contain a brightly hued biodegradable powder. (We’re all for wearing white for maximum pop!) After charging through the finishing line, there will be a BBQ for runners and non-runners alike, and a silent auction including such covetable prizes as two tickets to the Warkworth Music Festival.

Organized in memoriam of Cassidey Ouellette, a Brighton local and running enthusiast, the run aims to raise awareness and support of organ donation, and to raise money for Campbellford Hospital and the Brain Injury Association of Quinte District. The organizers of the event, which include Cassidey’s parents, Christine Milligan and John Ouellette, have also set up a scholarship for Durham College students interested in pursuing the dental hygiene program, the career to which Cassidey aspired.

Register now or Saturday. Visit the official website and the event’s Facebook page for more info and to sign up.

Cassidey Ouellette Memorial Colour Run
Proctor Park Conservation Area
96 Young St.
Brighton, Ont.