A SCHOOL'S first charity 5K Colour Run was a “huge success”, despite being held on the same day as the popular Race for Life event.

The Colour Run was organised by Christopher Whitehead Language College and Sixth Form in a bid to engage with the community and raise money for several charities.

Di Howland, funding and events manager said: “The event was a huge success.

"Many families joined in the fun and ran together and as you can see everyone got messy.

“We wanted to create an event that appealed to families and the community and host a fun event, that took place in a safe, enclosed environment.


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“Although there were some other running events over the weekend, we had a fantastic turnout for our first event and will definitely be running another event next year.

"We’ll be adding in some other messy elements and surprises throughout next year’s course.”

The charities supported were: St Richard’s Hospice, Young Minds, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Water Aid, Ronald McDonald House Charity and Leukaemia Care.

There were 289 runners who were all blasted with colour and water at various intervals of the course.

There was a wide range of ages - some families ran with babies in pushchairs and there was a grandmother of 68 with her two friends - aged 65 and 74 - whose grandson was also running the race and who had lapped her twice.

The event took place on Saturday, July 13 at King’s School playing fields.