Fundraisers were transformed into a kaleidoscope of colours are they took to the track to raise funds for a South Tyneside hospice.
St Clare’s Hospice held its annual Rainbow Run at Monkton Stadium in Jarrow , yesterday.
More than 365 adults and children were pelted with different coloured powdered paints as they took part in either a 1km run or a 5km.
Marie Campbell, fundraising manager, said: “We’ve has an absolutely brilliant day everyone has enjoyed it and the weather stayed lovely.
“We don’t know how much we’ve managed to raise just yet, but we’re hoping that it will be in the region of £15,000.”
The Coast Busters, a team of friends who all use the gum at Haven Point in South Shields, had clocked up £1,000 in sponsorship between themselves.
Sally Foreman, 36, from South Shields, said: “We all use the gym together and thought it would be a fun event to take part.
“We wanted to be able to raise some money for a local cause and all together we’ve managed about £1,000.”
X Factor star Lola Saunders, 21, from East Boldon, entertained runners.
She said: “It’s a great privilege to have been invited along.”