TICKETS are almost sold out for this year's Rainbow Run taking place at Upton Country Park.

The 3km run is a fun run with a colourful twist - runners at the event will be showered with bucket loads of multi-coloured powdered paint as they run or walk their way round the picturesque waterfront route.

So far three quarters of tickets have now been sold for the Naomi House and Jacksplace Rainbow Run taking place on Sunday, July 2.

And staff at the hospices for children and young adults are warning people to book soon in order to guarantee a place - with just 200 places available left.

In 2015 the charity’s Rainbow Run attracted over 1,500 participants and raised more than £50,000.

Last year the event was replaced with Foam Fest, a giant inflatable obstacle course at Baiter Park.

Naomi House & Jacksplace are the only hospices offering a 24 hour, 365 day a year respite service for Dorset’s life-limited children, young people and their families. The charity cares for Dorset families during emergencies and at the end of a child’s life.

The Rainbow Run is the hospice’s largest event in aid of the Caterpillar Appeal, and fundraisers at the Sutton Scotney charity hope the event will raise more than £30,000 towards the building work.

Keith Wilson, marketing manager at Naomi House and Jacksplace said: “Our events always get a huge response from people in Dorset and we are hugely grateful to our supporters for all they are doing to ensure local children and young people can find the support they need.

"The Rainbow Run is a fabulous event and one that can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of fitness.

"I would urge anyone wanting to take part to visit our website soon because tickets are selling extremely quickly.”

Entry to the Rainbow Run costs just £15 for adults and £10 for children. To book a place go to