REMEMBER to grab your running shoes this month as Galashiels’ colourful fun run returns for a second year.

The family-friendly Colour Run will take place at Heriot-Watt’s Scottish Borders’ campus on March 16.

Developed in partnership between Heriot-Watt University and Live Borders, the Colour Run is a six-kilometre course with the participants being treated to some colourful surprises as volunteers splash them with powdered, biodegradable paint throughout the route.

The fun run is a golden opportunity to raise money for charity while having fun.

Proceeds from the event will be shared between local charity Live Borders and SANE, a leading UK mental health charity.

Previously, the Colour Run had to be postponed twice due to the terrible weather last year.

This year, though, the organisers hope the Borders Colour Run will return without a hitch.

Lucy Graham, Vice President at the Heriot-Watt’s Scottish Borders’ campus said: "We are super excited to see the return of the Borders Colour Run for a second year.

“Last year’s event proved to be a great success, it was fantastic to see so many happy faces and people of all ages, join in the fun.

“The Colour Run is a brilliant occasion which brings the students and local community together promoting healthiness, happiness, and while raising money for a fantastic cause.

“We can't wait to see you there."

Ewan Jackson, Chief Executive Officer at Live Borders added: “The Colour Run is a fantastic opportunity for people of all ages to undertake a challenge with a difference.

“It’s a chance to enjoy some great Borders’ countryside and enhance your fitness with friends and family all for charity.

“A big thanks to the team at Heriot-Watt University and everyone involved in bringing the event to fruition for the second consecutive year.

“It promises to be a great day.”

Booking for the run is essential as the spaces are limited.

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Registration on the day will open at 10am with the event set to get underway at 10:30am.