Colour Run lights up Wearside

by Sunderland AFC

SoL hosts Sunderland's first Colour Run.

The Stadium of Light hosted Sunderland’s first ever Colour Run this weekend, with thousands of people taking part in the 5k run.

The colours of the rainbow were splashed across Wearside with over 6,000 runners covered in bright paint powder as they took part in the fun run which started and finished at the home of the Black Cats.

Enormous machines were scattered throughout the route, blasting out the powder onto runners as they made their way through the course.

Sunderland AFC commercial director Gary Hutchinson said: “It was great to see another new event come to the city and have so many people take part.

“We have welcomed huge crowds to the stadium over the summer with concerts, running events and graduations for another successful summer for the region and the Stadium of Light.”