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COLOUR RUN: Lake Mac to burst into colour for Youth Week

Two sports centres in Lake Macquarie will come alive with free colour run events for under 18s as part of Youth Week 2022.

Morisset PCYC Manager Sarah Lenton said young people had been integral to organising the event, down to how it was run and what obstacles were included.

It’s a day of pure fun and attendees will have to weave their way through an obstacle course that involves tyre hopping, a slip ‘n’ slide, sprinkler and star jump station, she said.

Supervisors will spray attendees with different powders at each obstacle before everyone has a full-blown colour fight.”

The free colour runs are just two of many events happening for Youth Week in Lake Mac.

Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser encouraged Lake Mac residents aged 12-24 to attend celebrations, which also include a youth leadership forum and mental health workshops delivered by the mental health foundation, Headspace.

“We know the hardships COVID-19 brought over the past two years have had an impact on young people,” Cr Kay Fraser said.

“Community events like this help build social bonds and allow young people to develop leadership qualities which may have diminished due to long periods in isolation.”

Other events include a youth artisan marketplace at Cameron Park, team building workshops at Doyalson and an arts, music and sports festival hosted by Northlakes Youth Service.

The Lake Macquarie Youth Week Colour Runs are happening on Saturday 9 April and Thursday 14 April at Morisset and Windale PCYC centres. Visit lakemac.com.au for more information.