Belfast shows its true 'colours'

Belfast shows its true 'colours'

Thousands of people descended on Belfast for the annual Colour Run through the city's Titanic Quarter.

It is believed a record breaking 6,000 people took part in the 5k run - described as the world's happiest race - which sees participants doused in an array of colours as they cover the route.The runners of all ages and abilities set off at the Titanic building dressed in white clothing and every kilometre a different coloured powder was thrown in the air to decorate the competitors.At the end, as organisers describe it, everyone taking part is coloured in "Willy Wonka goodness".The event, sponsored by Dulux, is one of hundreds taking place around the world and helps to raise money for the charity Save The Children.Runners were able to take part in a music extravaganza at the finish line where local DJs kept spirits high with numerous giveaways.For once the sunny weather held up keeping the mood upbeat along the Titanic Quarter route.Saturday's run was the second time Belfast has staged the fundraiser.The before @TheColorRun pic.twitter.com/iS9acH3m3X— Sara Moore (@saramoore_utv) August 23, 2014The afterafter @TheColorRun pic.twitter.com/pbmJun7Znz— Sara Moore (@saramoore_utv) August 23, 2014

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