Hundreds of runners were bombarded with paint bombs as they took part in a charity race through Northampton.
The runners were taking part in the Colour5k race in Little Houghton, an event which sees spectators throw coloured powder at the runners every time they complete a lap.
Moulton residents Inge and Karl Flowers took part in the run with their five-year-old daughter, Emily.
Mrs Flowers said: “We decided to do it because we though it would be a bit of fun. And there was a great party atmosphere, it was really different from taking part in a normal fun run.
“It was really good fun for Emily too. She really looked forward to getting to the next colour stage as she ran round. She thought it was really cool.”
On their first lap of the race, the 400 runners were doused with red paint, then orange, green, blue and purple.
Then, when all the runners had crossed the finish line, they gathered together to fire paint bombs into the air.
It is hoped the event will have raised several thousand pounds for a number of charities, including Keeping Abreast, a breast cancer reconstruction support group.
Toby Redington, who helped organise the race, said: “This is the first one we’ve held in Northampton and it’s gone really well.
“You could tell the people running the course were having great fun, and that’s what it’s all about.”
Another colour race in Little Houghton is already planned for next summer.