On Saturday, May 22, NDCAS painted the town red (among other hues) with their colour run event at Narrabri Speedway.

They supplied 10kg boxes of coloured chalk, which dusted participants from head to toe as they lapped around the track.

NDCAS went through 45 of the rainbow boxes, as well as providing 263 showbags for children in attendance and 168 pairs of protective sunglasses.

And, with the help of the local Rotary Club, participants were also fed at the event – a morning barbecue dished out over 230 sausages.

NDCAS also held smaller colour run events for primary school students at Gwabegar, Pilliga and Maules Creek earlier this year, culminating in the big Narrabri event.

From six-month-olds to grandparents, a whole range of people joined the colourful fun this weekend in celebration of National Families Week.

NDCAS community development worker, Kayla Nehrkorn, said it was lovely to see so many locals in attendance.

“Families Week aims to highlight the vital role that families play in Australian society, so we were thrilled to see around 250 people show up to celebrate with their loved ones,” she said.

“And it was great to have a variety of different age groups represented among the families in attendance too,” she said.

Ms Nehrkorn said it was smiles all around on Saturday, with plenty of great feedback.

“We had people lapping the track over and over again, as well as kids asking us to colour their hair and shoes with the chalk,” she said.

“We’re so happy with the community support we’ve received because it means we can continue to offer events like this for the Narrabri Shire.”

Ms Nehrkorn says NDCAS hopes to bring a similar event to Wee Waa later this year, to celebrate Children’s Week.

Continue reading The Courier for information on future NDCAS events.

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