Run or Dye Cheshire, Cholmondeley Castle

More than 1,500 participants took part in Cheshire’s Run or Dye colourful 5km at Cholmondeley Castle near Nantwich.

Competitors ran, walked and danced – filling the historic venue with a spectacular explosion of Run or Dye colour.

Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities took part and this year was bigger and better than ever, with a 50% increase in participants.

They were showered with eco-friendly, plant-based cornstarch dye in a rainbow of colours.

And they celebrated their achievement with the world’s most colourful party, the famous Dye Festival with DJ Sam, afterwards.

Run or Dye will take place at 12 more venues throughout the year across the UK.

Help for Heroes is the official national charity partner and wounded servicemen, women and veterans ran alongside members of the public taking part supporting the charity.

Volunteers from local charity partner, The NeuroMuscular Centre, covered runners from head to toe with dye throughout the course.

The event is inspired by the ancient Hindu festival of Holi, also known as the ‘Festival of Colours’.

Cholmondeley Castle Run or Dye

Amy Swatkins, community development fundraiser at The NeuroMuscular Centre, said: “2015 is a very special year for us as we celebrate our 25th anniversary and being involved in such a fun, colourful event has made it all the more special.

“We had a fantastic time on the day and loved every minute of it.”

Forthcoming 2015 Run or Dye events
5th July – Kent, Penshurst Place
11th July – Bournemouth, Kings Park
18th July – Perth, Scone Palace
25th July – Ipswich, Chantry Park
1st August – North Yorkshire, Castle Howard
5th September – Paris, l’Hippodrome de Chantilly
12th September – Galway, Ireland, Lough Cutra Castle
20th September – Stansted Park, Portsmouth
26th September – Oxford, Cornbury Park
3rd October – South London, Hever Castle
10th October – Derbyshire, Chatsworth
18th October – Edinburgh, Hopetoun House

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One Comment

  1. What a strange idea. I can’t see the appeal, but if people want to do it good luck to them.

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