Parents and children get splattered in Upton juniors’ Colour Run

The Upton Colour Run

It was like running through a rainbow –that’s the verdict of children who have enjoyed the first crazy Colour Run at Upton Junior School in Broadstairs.

Pupils were joined by brothers, sisters and parents in bright white tops  lined up at the start of the 90 minute event on the playing fields.

Within moments a cloudburst of colour rained down on them from air cannons at the start, with regular showers coming their way at colour stations around the course in the sponsored event.

The run was a kaleidoscope of charity kindness that raised more than £1000 in sponsorship money for MacMillan Cancer Relief.

Runners of all ages laughed, ran, jogged, trotted and walked their way through the multi-coloured spectacle, becoming plastered in colourful gunk created from natural dyes and corn starch.

Event organiser Deputy Head of School Dave Walker said: “What a fantastic event.

“School should be about making memories and having fun as well as academia and everyone has said that they loved it so much that we might even do it again next year.”

Every child received a special colour run t-shirt and medal.