HUNDREDS of people will be sprayed with glitter as they run, jog or walk around a 5k course at a sparkling event coming to Taunton Racecourse.

More than 900 people have already signed up to the fundraising Glitter Run in aid of St Margaret's Hospice on Saturday, June 16.

Sonia Bateman, the charity’s events co-ordinator, said: "The buzz on social media since we started talking to our supporters about the Glitter Run has been amazing.

"It looks set to be our most popular fundraising event to date. We always knew it was going to be a huge amount of fun, but even we have been surprised by the response."

A similar event is taking place at Wincanton Racecourse on Sunday, May 20.

Participants will get misted with non-toxic, biodegradable glitter as they run, walk, skip or dance their way round the course.

The event is suitable for adults and children aged five and over. Tickets are £12 for children and £18 for adults.

The booking fee pays for the cost of the event, so participants are encouraged to raise sponsorship or make a donation - to see how to create a Fundraiser page visit the St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice Facebook page.

For more information and to register, click here or call 0845-3459671.