ALMOST all the colours of the rainbow were sprayed onto about 140 people taking part in a fun run at Newnham yesterday.
The runners, ranging from children to adults, had started out wearing pristine white.
But by the time they crossed the finish line of the 3.2-kilometre Colour Me Active fun run, they were a canvas of colour.
Active Launceston co-ordinator Sharon King said that was the aim of Tasmania's first ever Colour Me Active.
The event was held at the University of Tasmania's Newnham Campus and was Active Launceston's salute to being happy, healthy and having fun.
``We did it on the UTAS campus to get the students involved because Active Launceston is run by UTAS and we really wanted to showcase the university and show it's more than just a place of academia,'' Ms King said.
``It's a place for fun.''
Ms King said there was a possibility the event would happen again.
``If today is anything to go by we would love to do more, we're thinking of O-Week with the uni students as long as we have the funding to do so,'' she said.
Hobart's Caitlin Duff had seen people participate in the fast-growing fun run phenomenon and wanted to join in.
``It was good fun,'' the 22-year-old pharmacy student said.
``The paint makes it more interesting . . . but it tastes bad.''
The paint was dyed corn starch, which is safe and easy to remove.