Yorkshire’s Castle Howard was brightened with the sight of 3,000 competitors taking part in Saturday’s Run or Dye 5K. The grounds of the 18th century residence was a riot of colour as the big field tackled the 5k course around the historic estate.
Inspired by the ancient Hindu festival of Holi, also known as the ‘Festival of Colours’, Run or Dye gives runners and walkers the opportunity to experience and celebrate in full colour the thrill of the festival.
The series takes place in several locations across the world, with the next UK events organised in Portsmouth (20 September), Oxford (26 September), Kent (3 October), Derbyshire (10 October), and Edinburgh (18 October).
Participants were showered with safe, eco-friendly, plant-based cornstarch dye in a rainbow of colours at every kilometre. After they crossed the finish line, runners and their supporters celebrated their achievement with the famous Dye Festival.
Julie Russell, general manager for York Against Cancer said: “Our volunteers and supporters alike had a fantastic colour-filled time and we hope to have raised an amazing amount of money to help for York Against Cancer and raise awareness for the charity. The beautiful grounds of Castle Howard has been a fantastic local venue for raising money for the charity."
More information on the Run or Dye 5k events is available here.