HUNDREDS of runners sported an array of vibrant colours as they took part in this year's colour run.

The sun was well and truly shining on this year's colour run contenders, attracting a cheering crowd of onlookers to see the action.

Kerry Lawson, from Ulverston, took on the charity challenge alongside her two sons, Troy and Connor.

She said: "We decided to take part just for a bit of fun.

"Me and my son, Troy took part in the event a few years ago but decided to bring the brother along too now he's older.

"I think it's a great way of exercising and getting the community together.

"There should be more events like this."

Carol Stringer also praised the colour run for raising money for a great cause.

She said: "It's something to enjoy with the whole family.

"This is my second time doing it and I think it's a fantastic way to raise money for valuable causes."

Last year, the colour run raised £3,500 for a range of local charities.

The organisers are hoping to smash this target and raise even more for Furness causes.

Dozens of partakers were donning fancy dress costumes in celebration of the charity event.

Among them, best friends Libby McCormick, 13, and Phoebe Lamb, 13, who were making their colour run debut.

They said: "We're really looking forward to it.

"It's a fun way to exercise and get out the house.

"It's really fun getting covered in colour and doing something different too."

Alison Birch, from Barrow said the race had a 'fantastic community spirit' from the outset.

She said: "I think it's a bit of fun for the kids and gets them into exercise.

"There's a fantastic community spirit at the moment which really brings the people together."