Colourful event enjoyed by wide spectrum of the city

Kate Gidlow-Black (left) and Ruby Faragher run through a paint station. PHOTOS: LINDA ROBERTSON
Kate Gidlow-Black (left) and Ruby Faragher run through a paint station. PHOTOS: LINDA ROBERTSON
PhD students (from left) Zahra Rahmani, Mitra Darestani, Zohaib Amjad, Amir Amini, Parham...
PhD students (from left) Zahra Rahmani, Mitra Darestani, Zohaib Amjad, Amir Amini, Parham Hosseini and Golnoush Madani jump for joy at the Rainbow Run at Logan Park, Dunedin, yesterday.
Rainbow Run participants relished the occasion yesterday. Front row (from left) Charlotte Preston...
Rainbow Run participants relished the occasion yesterday. Front row (from left) Charlotte Preston (9), Luke Preston (10), Lena Kaiser (9) and Thomas Kaiser (10). Back (from left) Dan Preston, Helen Preston, Craig Earl, Amelia Brusse-Earl (10) and Josef...
Aqilah Pauzi (left) and Jasmin Ramli enjoyed the event.
Aqilah Pauzi (left) and Jasmin Ramli enjoyed the event.
Ice creams were a reward enjoyed by members of the Culpan family and friends. From left, Alice...
Ice creams were a reward enjoyed by members of the Culpan family and friends. From left, Alice Haines (9), Eden Culpan (9), Amanda Stewart, Ali Culpan (11) and Nate Clark (11).

The Rainbow Run in Dunedin was family fun for some.

For others, yesterday’s event was a chance to unwind with friends.

University of Otago PhD student Zohaib Amjad said it was a stress-reliever.

Mr Amjad, from Pakistan, has been studying therapies for prostate cancer and using computer software to understand how drugs interact with protein molecules.

He had quite a few friends at the Night ’n Day Rainbow Run, in which he took part for the first time.

Among his friends was Zahra Rahmani, a tourism PhD student from Iran.

She said the event reminded her of Indian cultural festivals.

Miss Rahmani was impressed by how excited parents got about the involvement of their children.

Mark and Kushla Glover’s children — Liam (6), James (8) and Freya (11) — had plenty of energy on their 5km run.

"We couldn’t keep up with the youngest," Mr Glover said.

"Then I couldn’t keep up with Kushla and the 8-year-old."

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