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Register for Burnham-on-Sea RNLI’s 2018 Rainbow Race.

Lifeboats News Release

Registration for this year's RNLI Rainbow Race at Burnham-on-Sea Beach race is now open

A runner runs through one of five check points from last year's event

Paul Aston (Permission received)

A runner runs through one of five check points from last year's event

This popular annual event, which has previously attracted over 300 participants, returns for a third year in a row.

The 3.5km run begins at the town jetty, taking participants on a colourful run to the iconic lower lighthouse and back. Runners (or walkers – you can walk the route if you wish) are doused in multi-coloured powder paint at each of five paint stations along the route.

Tickets are reduced compared to previous years at just £10 per adult, £6 per child or £30 for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children). Tickets can be purchased online through www.eventbrite.com by searching for 'RNLI Rainbow Race 2018'. Alternatively, entrants can contact the event organiser Lesley Hart by email at RNLI-events@outlook.com.

Participants will receive a medal upon completion of the run and are encouraged to seek sponsorship for the event, for which sponsorship forms can be provided.

Organiser Lesley Hart says; ‘This is a fantastic event for the local community, raising vital funds for our RNLI Lifeboat station. The RNLI provides a 24/7 lifesaving service, using a dedicated team of volunteers.’

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Runners passing through a paint point

RNLI/Mike Lang

Runners passing through a paint point
Stormy Stan greets finishing participants in the rainbow race

RNLI/Mike Lang

Stormy Stan greets finishing participants in the rainbow race

Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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