TADLEY was awash with colour last week as Tadley Primary School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) hosted its inaugural colour run.

Participants took part in a 3k run around The Green on Friday, 11 May, but at every kilometre milestone they would get doused in coloured powder.

Pupils, parents and staff alike took part in the run, with more that 250 places filled.

The run was the idea of the school’s PTA after it wanted to bring something a bit different to the school’s traditional 3k run.

Sam Ford, chair of the PTA said: “I wanted to shake things up compared to the usual run and there were parents who had said they had done colour runs before so we thought we’d give it a try.

“The outcome was incredible as the whole community came out to support the event. We had people all around The Green cheering the runners on and we even had one of the local dance groups providing entertainment.

“There was just such an incredible atmosphere.”

The event was such a success that people were asking Sam and staff from the school how they went about organising the event and if they could help organise their own.

Sam added: “I think even if you didn’t know what was going on you would have seen something in the town.

“One of the teachers told me when she was driving home all she could see was this trial of pink.”

The event managed to raised more than £1,700, which will go back into the school to towards projects such as IT developments.

Headteacher of Tadley Primary School Sarah Peters, said: “It was a truly outstanding and memorable event. The children and adults thoroughly enjoyed themselves, in fact they had a ball. “The organisation was superb and we can’t wait for the next one.”

After the race runners enjoyed some refreshments and a barbecue.

Sam told the Gazette that due to the success of the first ever colour run they will look to run the event annually and next year go bigger and better.