MORE than a thousand people from across the South Lakes gathered for a special annual event in Kendal. 

St John's Hospice Colour Dash, now in its fifth year started at Kirkbie Kendal School with children and families ready to take part. 

The route saw 1,200 people 'dash and colour' their way along a beautiful path past Kendal Castle and along the canal. 

The event was supported by the Rotary Club, who helped and acted as marshals.

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A spokesperson from St John's Hospice said the Colour Dash was one of the biggest events in the South Lakes calendar, and it was marked as a true community event because "everyone pulled together to make it happen". 

They also wanted to add that the paint was completely safe, specially bio-degradable and non-toxic. 
Full story and photos will be in this week's edition of the paper.