REGISTRATION is now open for Rossendale Hospice's colour dash.

The four kilometre starts at the Marl Pits Leisure Centre's running track in Rawtenstall on July 6 and runners, joggers and walkers will be showered in coloured powder along the way.

Last year more than 500 participants raised £16,000 for Rossendale Hospice.

Joanna Williams, fundraiser and event organiser, said: "We are delighted to bring the colour dash back for a third year running.

"Everyone who took part last year thoroughly enjoyed themselves, the weather was fantastic and it raised a significant amount of money for the hospice.

"It is events like this which give a great experience for all the family, but also allow the hospice to continue its good work in the valley."

Volunteers are needed for the day and those interested can call 01706 253633 and press option three.