Over 2,000 runners visited Platt Fields on Saturday to take part in what is regarded as the world’s most colourful 5k, Run or Dye. The 5k signaled the event’s inaugural staging in the UK, with 13 others to follow across the country in the coming months.
Inspired by the ancient Hindu festival of Holi, also known as the ‘Festival of Colours’, Run or Dye allows competitors the opportunity to experience and celebrate in full colour the thrill of the Festival and introduce the idea of ‘living life on purpose.’
Volunteers from Bury Hospice covered the runners from head to toe with dye throughout the course around the park as families, friends and colleagues ran and walked together. The 2,000 runners have raised thousands of pounds for the charity partner, Bury Hospice.
Participants were showered with eco-friendly, plant-based cornstarch dye in a rainbow of colours with DJ Sam making sure the celebrations kept going throughout the day. Next up in the Run or Dye calendar is Aintree Racecourse on 6 June: registration details are available here.