2018 Asparagus colour run biggest and best yet!
Over 500 people came together at The Valley with the goal of celebrating fitness by having one huge green party where people were dousing, pouring, and pelting each other with powdered green paint.
The Asparagus theme celebrates the start of the local Asparagus season for the Vale of Evesham. In 2017 the locally grown vegetable achieved EU Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status to Vale of Evesham Asparagus.
In its third year, the event was supported by established rock group Chasing Deer and Touch FM's radio hosts Simon and Ollie. The British Asparagus Festival team were also involved, seeing Gus - The Asparagus Man enjoying selfies with runners throughout the event!
Phil Maclean, Marketing Manager at The Valley said "Making exercise fun is what this event is all about, and it was great to see regular experienced runners as well as families participating in an organised sporting event for the very first time".
Cllr. Gerry O’Donnell, portfolio holder for Health and Wellbeing at Wychavon District Council, said "It was wonderful to see people of all ages participating in the Asparagus Fun Run at the Valley. Being active at all ages is so important for our residents’ health and well-being, and what better way to do this than to celebrate our local Asparagus with a fun run. Of course, you do not need to run to get the health benefits of exercise. Simply walking the dog, or long walks in our beautiful countryside will benefit your health, both physical and mental. Congratulations to the winners on Sunday......stay active, stay fit.”