Photographs in ‘Full Colour’
Whenever I am official photographer for Kirkwood Hospice events, I always know that the day will promise to be action packed, fun and well organised.This weekend was no exception with the first ever ‘Kirkwood Colour Rush’ at Oakwell Hall Country Park.
For those of you not in the ‘know’, a colour rush is basically a fun run through clouds of powder paint.
Official wording for the event was:
“Get ready to have the time of your life with the first ever Kirkwood Colour Rush. Celebrate the vibrant characters in your life and create new memories as you run, walk, skip or dance your way around the 5k course, being covered with vivid colour combinations along the way.”
And I was there to capture the event in ‘full colour’.
The sheer volume of people signing up was staggering –an estimated 600 people registered which helped raise £1000’s for the hospice.
The pre-run atmosphere was absolutely fantastic, with participants getting dressed up, face painting whilst a DJ and Zumba instructor ensured everyone was warmed up and into the Colour Rush vibe.
A staggered start meant that I was able to get around the course to photograph as many people as possible. Adults and children completed the run, giggling and shrieking as they were covered in coloured powder.
Despite my best efforts at keeping my equipment covered, they fell casualty to the sheer volume of powder paint floating around (thankfully not for long, they cleaned up pretty easily).
As participants ran over the finish line, coated with paint, they were presented with a goodie bag containing their medals.
The merriment continued even the fun run was complete with yet more powder paint throwing and en masse dancing in the celebratory atmosphere.
At the end of the event, I had captured hundreds photographs, all of which are available to view and purchase via my website – proceeds from the sale of these photos will go to Kirkwood Hospice to top up the overall fundraising effort from the day.
The corporate sponsors of the event were Choice Furniture Store and Armitage Sykes Solicitors.