It promised lots of colour.....and it sure did deliver.

Overgate Hospice in Elland raised thousands of pounds at its third annual colour run on Saturday and is thought to gave been its best so far.

More than 1,200 people took part in Calderdale’s brightest run last year and this year a further 400 people entered.

The run consisted of a 5km route around Savile Park, Halifax, where the runners passed through sponsored stations where they were doused with several colours of powdered paint.

Those taking part could complete the distance as they wished, be it running, walking or skipping.

Wayne Oldfield who works at the hospice said around 1,600 people had taken part.

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“The rain didn’t dampen anybody’s spirits and it all went very well indeed,” he said. “There were people running round in clown wigs and tutus.”

One of those taking part was Huddersfield lawyer, Sonia Kidd, who lives in Ripponden.

She said: “I ran with my husband David and some friends.

“It’s the first time I have done it and it was lots of fun.

“The atmosphere was great and the children who ran were squealing with joy as they were doused in coloured paint.

“We were fortunate with the weather too. It rained before and after the event but not during it.”