Runners have fun in the foam at Sheffield charity event

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Dismal weather failed to dampen the spirits of hundreds of runners who completed a foamy fundraiser in Sheffield.

More than 450 people flocked to Weston Park to take part in an annual foam fun run.

A 5k Foam and Obstacle Run takes place at Weston Park, Sheffield

A 5k Foam and Obstacle Run takes place at Weston Park, Sheffield

Participants of all ages braved the weather to complete the 5km route, which featured giant foam cannons, a deep foam pit and inflatable obstacles.

Some donned fancy dress for the challenge with banana, super hero and crocodile costumes spotted around the course.

For a small donation people could also ‘foam a friend’ and splatter a mate with a plate of foam.

Graham Sandersfield, event organiser, said: “Last year we had 175 participants, so the event has grown considerably.

A 5k Foam and Obstacle Run takes place at Weston Park, Sheffield

A 5k Foam and Obstacle Run takes place at Weston Park, Sheffield

“Runners seem to enjoy the event, because it offers a challenge, but one that isn’t too serious so they have fun along the way.”

The event raised money for a number of charities, including Roundabout which supports young homeless people in the city.

Amy Casbolt, Roundabout fundraising coordinator, said: “Money raised will support our new centre in the city centre where we support those aged 16 to 25 at risk of becoming homeless.”

A 5k Foam and Obstacle Run takes place at Weston Park, Sheffield

A 5k Foam and Obstacle Run takes place at Weston Park, Sheffield

A 5k Foam and Obstacle Run takes place at Weston Park, Sheffield

A 5k Foam and Obstacle Run takes place at Weston Park, Sheffield

A 5k Foam and Obstacle Run takes place at Weston Park, Sheffield

A 5k Foam and Obstacle Run takes place at Weston Park, Sheffield