A sea of colour was thrown into the air at Wakefield’s busiest shopping centre to celebrate the launch of the Wakefield Hospice Colour Run, which takes place in June.
The hospice, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, hopes to raise £20,000 from the event.
It is the second year the hospice has held a Colour Run, a family-friendly event where runners are splashed with coloured paint powder as they navigate a route around Thornes Park.
Last year 750 people took part, and this year’s event, on Sunday June 28, is bigger and better, with 500 more places and two runs to chose from, 3k and 5k.
Wakefield Hospice events fundraiser Danielle Norman said: “Following on from the long-running Wakefield 10K run, the Colour Run is a vibrant, fun run for everyone of all capabilities.
“It’s all about the taking part and enjoying the day whilst raising some money for the Hospice in its 25th year. Just choose your route, paint yourself, and others, in the brightest, boldest colours, and off you go.”
The event was launched at sponsor Trinity Walk shopping centre on Tuesday.
Emma Lelliott, Trinity Walk’s marketing and retail liaison manager, said: “The staff and volunteers at the Hospice carry out such a wonderful job and it is such a great cause to be involved in.
“We were at the event last year and it was such a great atmosphere with lots of colour, so we can’t wait for this year.”
It costs £15 to enter, £10 for a child, £45 for a family or £100 for corporate teams of 10 to enter and all entrants will receive a branded t-shirt to wear on the day and a goody bag .
For more information visit www.wakefieldhospice.org