COLOUR canons fired by Hill Care Group staff kicked off the third and final Teesside Hospice Colour Run for 2018.
The care home group, which operates several homes across Teesside, was one of the sponsors of this year’s event and given the important role of starting the run.
Almost 1,200 participants took part, taking laps of Stewart Park, in Middlesbrough, while being pelted with environmentally friendly coloured powder paint.
The staff from Hill Care, which has homes in Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool, also manned one of the colour stations.
Julie Walker, customer relations officer for Hill Care, said: “It was wonderful to see children from six years old through to teenagers, parents and grandparents all running in memory of their loved ones who have been supported by Teesside Hospice.
“It was an honour to represent Hill Care at the event and we hope we can continue to support the hospice and the wonderful work they do.”
Teesside Hospice offers palliative care for people over the age of 18 who are living with a life-limiting illness when a cure is no longer possible.
All funds raised at the colour run will go towards the services the hospice provides.