Hundreds of people flocked to South Park in Darlington (Sunday, September 20) to take part in a colourful powdered paint fun run hosted by the North-East Autism Society (NEAS).

Dubbed Run the Spectrum, the event aims to generate about £20,000 while also raising awareness of autism.

More than 700 runners of all abilities tackled the 5k route and were doused with powdered paint as they ran through five ‘colour zones’ stationed around the course, making a colourful spectacle for all involved.

The event also formed part of our 35th anniversary celebrations so participants were encouraged to take part in 1980s fancy dress to mark the occasion.

Other attractions on the day included face painting, a magician, fairground rides, inflatables, food stalls, a variety of competitions and a huge colour party at the start line.

Proceeds from the event will help us to expand our family support services, which include toddler groups, family training workshops and support groups which are free for families to access.

To view all of the photos from the day please view our Facebook page.