Multi coloured fun run at charity event in Wisbech

Wisbech Colour Run raises money for charity

Wisbech Colour Run raises money for charity - Credit: Archant

Clouds of colour filled the air in Wisbech when hundreds of people turned out for a charity colour run.

The Wisbech Town Cricket and Hockey Club held its first family fun day and colour run to lunch a Crockey Project to raise enough funds to replace the sports pavilion in Harecroft Road.

The event raised £3,000 and lots of laughs as people pulled on their running gear to get covered in non toxic paints as they completed the 3.5K course.

Rainy weather failed to dampen the spirits of visitors who enjoyed a host of craft stalls, water slides, games and a hockey tournament.

Around 175 runners took part in the course that led them around the football and cricket fields of Harecroft Road with the finish line outside the cricket and hockey pavilion.

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An organiser said: “The course was set out and marshalled by members of Fenland Running Club (FRC).

“Thanks go to Alan Bird of FRC, who did a lot of the course marking and then led the runners round as lead cyclist.

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“Also, thank you to all FRC members who turned out to marshal, throw paint and cheer runners on. It all went brilliantly. There was a fantastic atmosphere at the event.

“WTCHC would like to thank all of their sponsors, raffle prize donators and helpers. If we did not have such kind people supplying money, food, prizes and time this day would have not been possible.”

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