Colour Splash #Countrykids #clairehouse

A week or so ago my girls and my OH ran the 5K colour splash run for Claire House. This is an amazing charity that works to help terminally ill children. They arranged this great run around one of the city’s massive parks with the added interest of at every KM mark the runners get doused in powder paint of different colours. I guess the idea being when they complete the race they are a rainbow of colour! Its such a lovely idea and i was keen to capture it on camera.

We were running a bit late getting to the park and so the kids and OH ran off to join the race and of course i foolishly thought that i would be able to track them down again…

Yeah…that would be not.

So my son and our two little ones jogged round to a few of the markers then gave up and headed back to the finish to wait….

Its all fun till someone gets hit in the mouth with a load of paint!!

One of the first people across the line and he got to high five the red bear!

running across the line meant taking on a LOT of paint!

My amazing girls and OH who made it round in fine style. Yes it took ages to get all that paint out of their hair!!

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

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  1. mob
    October 19, 2013 / 3:38 am

    Well done love all the colours.

  2. October 19, 2013 / 7:49 am

    Wow, what a way to do a charity race! I don’t envy you with the paint and hair scenario but what fun to complete though.

  3. October 19, 2013 / 2:04 pm

    I have never seen anything like this before. It looks like fun! 🙂 x

  4. October 19, 2013 / 3:33 pm

    There might be a lot of paint but look at the smiles! What a fantastic event for such a worthwhile cause, well done to your girls and OH for taking part. Thanks for linking up and sharing their achievement with Country Kids.
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  5. learnermother
    October 19, 2013 / 8:02 pm

    What a great idea! I’ve never seen a colour splash race before, I bet the kids loved it!

  6. October 19, 2013 / 8:42 pm

    wow what a fun and original way to raise money and awareness. you captured some great photos Sarah – i love how everyone just embraces the colours as they are thrown towards them! your daughters look like they have been Halloweened (if there is such a phrase!) with the blue paint!!
    thank you for linking up x
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  7. October 19, 2013 / 8:45 pm

    That looks absolutely amazing and so much fun. I’m glad that you had such great weather. Imagine the mess had it rained…
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  8. October 19, 2013 / 11:28 pm

    Great way to take your mind off the run by spraying you with different colours and all for a good cause.
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  9. October 21, 2013 / 9:41 am

    Love the concept of the rainbow. I hope they raised plenty of money. And still smiling at the end of the race.
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  10. October 23, 2013 / 10:20 pm

    What a fantastic event Sarah and for an amazing cause too. I love the idea of throwing paint around, it might even encourage me to run!
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