An explosion of colour takes over Muncaster for charity run

Words by Rachael Grealish. Photos by Robert Haile

CLOUDS of colour covered Muncaster Castle grounds – which meant only one thing: the colour run was back!
Over a thousand people headed to Muncaster Castle in order to take part in, or simply support, the West Cumbria Hospice at Home colour run.

Flying colours: runners finished with flying colours, then had the fun of the inflatables.

Flying colours: runners finished with flying colours, then had the fun of the inflatables.

Now in its third year, the Frost-Penningtons allowed the event to place on the Castle grounds.

The annual colour run had over 750 people take part in either a 5k or 1k run for charity.

With 200 runners more than last year it was their biggest event yet.

The warm up was lead by Moky fit – all three of who lead the warm up also took part in the run themselves.

The runners were set off at the start line by High Sheriff Richard Lee.

Mr Lee said: “It’s incredibly wonderful to see this many people here today to support this charity. And many are here for different reasons: some are glad, some are sad, some are mad and some are just here to run – but they’ve all come and they’re all taking part and helping raise money for a very worthy charity.”

This year the charity also incorporated inflatables for runners to challenged at the end of their run – all for fun. The event raised over £40,000 for the charity.

Along with the run and inflatables, there was entertainment from John Peares, of Kin, in association with CFM – who provided games and more entertainment.

On the day there was also face painting, cake stalls and a barbecue.

The West Cumbria Hospice at Home gave their thanks to all who attended, raised money and the Frost-Penningtons for allowing the use of the grounds.

Announcements will be made soon for next years event.

Check out photos of the event:

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