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SLIDESHOW: Runners paint the park red at Wakefield Hospice’s first colour run

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All the shades of the rainbow could be seen exploding on to runners at Thornes Park. The runners were splattered with paint as they took part in the city’s first Colour Run.

Wakefield Hospice is hoping to have raised £20,000 from Saturday’s event, which saw 750 people take part.

Each runner started off with the run wearing a clean white T-shirt before having the chance to throw different colours of paint at their friends and family.

They were also pelted with paint at three separate points along the 3k course.

Samantha Wood, from the Aberford Road hospice’s fundraising team, said: “The event was extremely successful for the first one.

“We had to limit the numbers to 750 to make sure we had enough stock but we are hoping to increase this number next time.

“It was the city’s first colour run and it is quite a novel way to raise money. It seemed like everyone enjoyed it and we had quite a lot of children taking part. It was nice to have an event for all the family.”

 

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