PICTURES: Buxton’s Rainbow Run for Bright Opportunities

Colour Run organised by the University of Derby in aid of Bright Opportunities
Colour Run organised by the University of Derby in aid of Bright Opportunities

Buxton’s first open to all colour run proved to be a big hit as 130 people took part.

The 5km Rainbow run event was held to support Bright opportunities a charity which helps adults with physical and learning difficulties and hundreds of pounds has been raised.

Tracey green from the charity said: “It was a brilliant day and there was such a buzz about the whole place.

“We wanted the race to be inclusive and it was open to everyone and it was great to see service users running along aside young children and members of the community.

“The race has really raised our profile in the community and I am delighted just how many people knew what we did already which is great.”

The Rainbow Run was organised by Haven Events, students from the University of Derby, who have to plan events as part of their course work.

A spokesman for the group said: “Thank you to all the Rainbow Racers that attended. It was an amazing day and the weather was on our side.

“Thank You Angela’s Accidental Fitness for an amazing warm up and getting everyone up and in the mood to get messy and again thank you to the rainbow racers.”

The run took place on Saturday, April 14 at the University of Derby’s Oaklands Manor, Manchester Road in Buxton.

There was obstacles as well as powdered paint for runners to contend with.

Tracey said: “It was hard work to run but it was also so much fun and thank you to the students for thinking of us and approaching us with their fundraising idea and thank you to everyone who took part as well.”

The money from the race, once the cost of T-shirts and paint has been deducted will go to Bright Opportunities to help cover the costs of day trips and lunches out so the service users do not have to use their benefit money to socialise.