Over 1,000 paint-splashed participants took part in the first Run or Dye event at Perth’s Scone Palace on Saturday (19 July). The stately home saw runners and walkers of all ages and abilities showered with eco-friendly, plant-based cornstarch dye in a rainbow of colours.
Run Or Dye Lands In Perth
Following the 5k, participants and supporters celebrated at the Dye Festival with music from DJ Sam. Run or Dye will take place at nine more events throughout the year across the UK so fans have plenty of opportunity to get involved and take part in an event.
Volunteers from local charity partner, Perth & Kinross Association of Voluntary Service (PKAVS), covered the runners from head to toe with dye throughout the course.
Claire MacDonald, marketing and fundraising assistant for PKAVS commented: “The Run or Dye event has been a fantastic success here in Perth and an incredibly fun way to raise much-needed funds. We are delighted to announce that over £2,000 was raised thanks to our dedicated volunteers and runners. This money will be invested back into our local communities throughout Perth & Kinross through our work at PKAVS.”
Inspired by the ancient Hindu festival of Holi, also known as the ‘Festival of Colours’, Run or Dye gives runners, walkers and all speeds in-between, the opportunity to experience and celebrate in full colour the thrill of the Festival and introduce the idea of ‘living life on purpose’. Participants can run dressed in white and run ready or in their favourite and most extravagant costumes.
For more information, go to the Run or Dye website.