Chalk it up for the kids

Jay Samual with St Monica's College students John, Primrose, Jasmine, Angus and Cindy. Picture: Joe Mastroianni

Clouds of colour will cover Epping’s Cooper Street later this month for Northern Health’s latest fun run.

The Run, Walk ‘n Chalk will see participants weave their way through chalking stations set up along a three-kilometre course beginning at the Northern Hospital. At each station they’ll be covered in coloured chalk powder.

Northern Health hopes the event will raise $30,000 for its children’s services.

Northern Health Foundation board chairman John Molnar said the event was promoting healthiness and happiness by bringing together people of all ages and abilities.

“The Run, Walk ‘n Chalk provides a wonderful opportunity for our community to come together and make a difference to their local health service and raise vital funds for sick kids in the north,” he said.

“Whether you walk, run or sprint, this event us a fun way to keep healthy and active, while helping out a very worthy cause at the same time.”

Food trucks, live music and market stalls will be set up following the main race.

Entry starts at $16.50 for children and teams and $22 for adults. The first 1000 people to register will receive a free t-shirt.

To register, visit