Student Colour Run paints the city and raises over £1,000 for charity

By Jessica Davis

@jjessicadavis

Student Colour Run turned Sheffield into an artist’s canvas, after hundreds took part.

All colours from orange to blue whirled in the sky and plastered the clothes of those who took part.

People of all ages from kids to parents, took part and gathered together at Park Hill ampetheatre.

A sense of community spirit was clear, as Street Food Sheff was there cooking up delicious street food such as nachos and pulled pork rolls.

The rain luckily held off as everyone tackled the 5k run, throwing colour over each other in the process.

Everyone completed the race, whether by walking, skipping or running, whilst taking in the urban landmarks and industrial skyline of Sheffield.

The event encouraged runners to raise money for charities of their own choice, by providing a discount for groups of runners raising money.

Student Colour Run donated £1 from every ticket to RAG which totalled to a massive £1,380.

RAG, which stands for Raising and Giving, is a working committee of students at Sheffield Students’ Union that started way back in 1920.

They organise bundles of fundraising events over the academic year that is completely student led.

Not only did the event dominate the city for the day, it also made its presence very clear on social media by posting #studentcolour.

had so much fun today despite the freezing cold, wind, rain and Sheffield hills #studentcolour #colourrun

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Fun. Fun. And more fun 😍 It was such a great way to have fun before exam period 😍 #studentcolour

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#studentcolour 战靴

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Neil from Student Colour Run, said: “We were very pleased with how the day went.”

He added: “it would have been nice to avoid rain altogether but overall people seemed to enjoy the experience.”

Have a look at the highlights of the day:

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