Running through a rainbow at Redbourn event

Participants get ready for the Color Me Rad 5K at the Herts County showground

Participants get ready for the Color Me Rad 5K at the Herts County showground - Credit: Archant

A dull and grey June morning was transformed into a kaleidoscope of colour as part of a charity fun run.

Color Me Rad was a family 5K run around Herts Showground raising funds for various good causes.

But Saturday’s event wasn’t your average charity race, as paint bombs detonated clouds of pink, yellow, green, orange and blue onto the competitors’ previously pristine white outfits at checkpoints around the course.

Ruth Cottingham took part in the event with her friends Kassy and David Dignam, their children Tom and Jack, and fellow runner Abigail Giles.

She said: “Kassy entered her family into the race as she thought it would be a fun way to include their children into the world of fitness, and boy was it fun!


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“The last time I behaved in this manner it was some 20 years ago in art class, which ended in detention. But this time I wasn’t breaking the rules, I wasn’t going to get in trouble, but I must admit, it still felt a little naughty!”

Abigail added: “It is the best fun I have ever had in trainers. It was brilliant to see families getting out and exercising together in such a fun and colorful way. I always wanted to tick it of my bucket list but now I want to do it again and again.”

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