MORE than 400 runners splattered themselves in paint and donned yellow sunglasses for the Eisteddfod.

Bringing a splash of colour to a rainy Rhyl Events Arena on Sunday, September 15, assembled runners aged up to 82 joined the first Urdd 5K Colour Run to raise more than £2,000 towards next year's festival, which will be held in Denbigh.

The race was a first in Rhyl for the Denbighshire based events planners Bespoke Fitness and Events, who for six years have ran similar Colour Runs in Llandudno and Pwllheli.

Ffion White, director of Bespoke, said "We had more than 400 people participating, which for our first Rhyl event is amazing.

"We're very proud, we had a very good turnout with people aged between one and 82 participating including families and mothers pushing prams."

Before the rain cleared up and setting off, runners were lead in an energetic warm up by St Asaph dancer Fiona Rees, with Rhyl father of two Ben Green coming in first.

Ms White added:"It was raining when started setting up at 7am, but fortunately it cleared up at 10.30am in time for the race to start. Perfect."

"Because of the fantastic support from the community, we're hoping to hold a Colour Run in Rhyl every year."

A spokesperson for the Denbigh Commitee Appeal for Eisteddfod yr Urdd 2020 said: " We would like to thank Bespoke Fitness & Events so much for all their hard work and effort that has been given into organising the 5k Colour Run Rhyl.

"It was an event not to be forgotten, full of fun and colour enjoyed by the whole family last Sunday.

" It’s not easy co-ordinating such an event, but the months of preparation has paid off, ensuring that everyone enjoyed themselves but more importantly raising over £2000 towards the town’s target of £60,000.

"The Commitee would like to thank everyone who came to walk or run the race, without forgetting those who where stood on the sides supporting, and trying to avoid the paint."