PRESTON was awash with all the shades of the rainbow as the city’s university staged its Colour Fun run for the second year in a row.
More than 450 people took part in the five kilometre run, which saw participants young and old race around the University of Central Lancashire Sports Arena while being showered with brightly coloured powder along the route.
The idea behind the event is to encourage people of all abilities to have fun and get active at the same time.
The Arena also donated £1,000 from the event’s registration fees to cancer charity Marie Curie with runners raising additional funds individually.
Organiser of the event and UCLan Sports Motivator Sam Cadwallader said: “We’re hugely proud of the UCLan Colour Fun run which attracted even more runners this year.
“I want to say a massive thank you to all of the staff, volunteers, local groups and business involved in making it such a success.
“It’s all about inspiring people to get active and feel energized while also having fun. Being able to raise so much money for Marie Curie is amazing and I just hope we can do it again next year.”
Marie Curie community fundraiser for Lancashire Katherine Howell added: “On behalf of Marie Curie I would like to thank the team at UCLan for all their hard work and dedication to making the event successful. Everyone who attended on the day seemed to love every minute and it was great to see so many people come along to support UCLan and Marie Curie.
“All the money raised from the Colour Fun run will help Marie Curie provide expert care, guidance and support to help people with a terminal illness, and their families, get the most from the time they have left.”
She added: “Locally, Marie Curie nurses work night and day in people’s homes across Lancashire providing hands-on care and vital emotional support.”