Grace Crichton, Laidley Spring Festival Colour Run, 2019.
Grace Crichton, Laidley Spring Festival Colour Run, 2019. Ebony Graveur

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WHAT better welcome to the Lockyer Valley than the Laidley Spring Festival?

For the Skovgaard family, the event was their first real taste of life in the valley after they moved from Largs in New South Wales just under a month ago.

It was four-year-old Archie Skovgaard who noticed the colour run and decided getting covered in the colours of Spring was how he wanted to spend his Saturday.

The colour run, which took place at the Laidley Recreational Reserve, involves racing around the track while colour-flingers hurl coloured powder at you so you resemble a rainbow by the end of the course.

Archie had never taken part in a colour run before but, making sure to drink plenty of water and wear his running shoes, Archie was ready for the adventure.

"I thought it looked nice,” Archie said.

And was it? Well, Archie had no regrets, even if the mission left him a little tired; he rinsed himself off so he could begin his third lap.

Archie's mum Coral Skovgaard - whose work brought her to the Lockyer Valley - said the environment in the family's old town was similar to Laidley's.

"Largs is very similar in the way of heat and dryness up there,” she said.

"Same thing, no rain - we were buying water as well with our water tank on the farm.”

Coral said the family spent the morning at the parade and had immersed themselves in the Spring Festival to meet new friends and get to know the community.



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