Leeds runners enjoy a run in the sun at Color Me Rad

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A Leeds tourist attraction was transformed with a splash of colour thanks to a special fun run at the weekend.

Thousands of runners soaked up the sun at Harewood House during the city’s first ever Color Me Rad 5k event on Saturday, May 17.

Color Me Rad at Harewood House.

Color Me Rad at Harewood House.

The race sees participants tackle a 3.1mile course whilst getting pelted with ‘colour bombs’ by race organisers and volunteers.

Inspired by the Holi Festival of India, the event has already seen one million people take part in the USA.

The run is organised by an American organisation and some of the money goes to charity.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post before the race, organiser Scot Crandall said: “The only thing better than getting covered from head to toe in colour is knowing it also helps a good cause.”

Alex Sitaras, 25, travelled from Burnley to take part in the race with a group of friends.

He said: “It was a good day – the weather was nice and there were thousands of people there.”

Speaking about why he wanted to take part, Alex added: “It was something a bit different to your normal type of run. It had a party vibe to it.”

For more about Color Me Rad visit: www.colormerad.co.uk

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