Charity Colour Fun Run, Jog or walk over a distance of 3k or 5k with coloured paint at each 1K station - Event Location: Barry Island Beach - Event Date: 15/10/2016
Although the run is listed as free for registration, a minimum donation of £5 would need to be made or £15 for a family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children aged under 16), in respect of tickets to confirm your place as it is for charity. No donation is necessary for children aged 5 or under.
We would like to invite everybody to this fantastic event which you can run, jog or walk at Barry Island on Saturday 15 October 2016. The ‘Chase the Rainbow’ event is a fun Colour Run rather than a race, where powder paint is thrown at participants whilst you complete either of the 3K or 5K distances. There will be music to help you as you complete the course.
The aim is to reach out to the local community, including schools and families, and to encourage everybody to exercise and have fun, whilst raising as much money as possible for Children in Need through registration for the event and sponsorship.
So, why don’t you join us at the beach, and enjoy the fun as you ‘Chase The Rainbow’!
CHASE THE RAINBOW FAQs & SAFETY GUIDANCE
What time does the event start?
Registration will begin at 11:00. The Run is due to start at 1:00. Although we are happy to accept entries on the day, we would encourage you to pre-register using this site to save time on the morning. It will just be a case then of confirming you are there, and receiving your running number.
Do I need to be active to complete the Chase the Rainbow event?
There are lots of great 3-5kms out there to test speed and performance. We’re all about a community fun day with friends and family. You can run, jog or walk your chase for the rainbow!
Can a person with a disability enter the event?
We welcome everyone to join us, participants with mobility issues should be aware that disabled access is available however due to the event being on the sand that this would not be suitable for participants with any mobility issues.
Do all participants need to date and sign a waiver form/sign-in log to confirmed their own competency, health and fitness to participate in the event?
Yes, all participants are to sign a waiver attached to their registration form to confirm competency and fitness to complete the event.
While any age is welcome to join us, children under the age of 12 years (TBC) must be accompanied with an adult 18 years+ of age. The parent/guardian would be required to sign for child aged 12 years or under. The adult would be responsible for all children in their care for the duration of the event.
Is there anywhere to leave our bags on event day?
Unfortunately, we do not provide storage or bag drops at the event. Make sure you come ready in your whites and you’re ready to go! If you are bringing bags then we advise that you either leave these in your car or with friends/family who are spectating if possible. Bringing a bag that is comfortable to run with is a good idea if you want to keep belongings on you.
Is water supplied?
We encourage all participants to bring a bottle of water with them to keep hydrated. All participants will receive a bottle of water at the event.
Will the colour stain my hair?
The coloured powder does wash out of your hair; however we do recommend you take precautions if you’re worried! The colour does tend to stick to lighter hair. Blondes you are warned! Oiling your hair before the run will help the colour wash out. If you’re having trouble washing it after the event, anti-dandruff shampoo will help get the more stubborn colour out!
Do you have “cleaning stations” at the finish line?
We will have cleaning stations at the finish festival helping dust off the loose powder.
How does the colour affect the inside of cars?
We recommend a visit to the Cleaning station before you get into your cars. Why not bring a change of clothing for your drive home, or even a towel to cover your car seats.
How is the colour administered?
You will see “Colour stations” along the course whose main goal is to douse you in colourful powder to ensure that you look like you ran through a beautiful rainbow by the time you cross the finish line!
Will alcohol or soft drinks be served during the event?
No alcohol will be served or consumed during the event. Water will be provided to participants at the event. All soft and water drinks will be the responsibility of the parent / guardian or event participant.
Can I get a drink whilst on the course?
Water stops will be located at the middle of the race and also at the finish of the race.
How strict is the “white clothing dress code” for the start of the event?
To get the most out of this experience, white clothing is a must! We also recommend that you wear suitable footwear for the beach.
Are there toilets at the event?
There are two blocks of toilets, located near the event site. These toilets are free of charge to use.
Will participants need sun protection cream or sunglasses?
Participants are responsible for their own administration of sun creams and other medicines. Sunglasses or protective eyewear can be worn. However, please remember if they are expensive and designer, they may be covered in paint!
How can I contact a member of the event team at the event?
Event management team will all be wearing high viz tops to ensure that they are recognisable to the general public. Come and say hello!
What will happen in the event of an emergency?
First Aiders will be on site at the event along with the event team, emergencies will be reported and the emergency services contacted if required.
Can dogs enter the event?
Pets are not permitted to take part in the event. However dogs are permitted on the beach.
Is there any event dedicated car parking being made available?
There is parking at the event for all participants at a cost of £5 for the day.
What happens if there is bad weather?
The Color Run is an outdoor event so could be affected by weather! The event will not be cancelled in bad weather unless it is unsafe to proceed.