Running through the rainbow

SPLASH OF COLOUR: Rainbow Run participants charge off the starting line.

SPLASH OF COLOUR: Rainbow Run participants charge off the starting line.

Whyalla City Council youth development officer and event coordinator Gail Rostig said she had been overwhelmed by the number of people who converged on Civic Park to be splattered in coloured dust in the inaugural Rainbow Run.

“We were absolutely amazed by the sea of white we saw as we lined everyone up at the start of the event,” Ms Rostig said.

“We only expected to receive about 400 participants, so to nearly double that is just incredible.”

The event was supported by Mission Australia, Whyalla City Council, Whyalla Music Association, Arrium/OneSteel, Whyalla Young Tradespeople and Professionals, Advancing Whyalla, and D’faces of Youth Arts, as well as local performers from Stormfront Students SING and Whyalla Hip Hop Dance School.