PRE EVENT

DO I NEED TO BE SUPER FIT TO DO THIS?

The simple answer is no! We’re all about fun and enjoying a great day out with friends and family.

The Brinks Colour Run is open to all ages and abilities.

Whether you want to sprint, jog, walk or dance your way round the 5km course, the Colour Run is for everyone, however anyone under 12 years old MUST be accompanied by an adult.

IS THE BRINKS COLOUR RUN TIMED?

The Colour Run is timed for anyone who wishes to know how quickly they complete the 5km, but the time isn’t really important, its all about the fun!

IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT FOR YOUNGER RUNNERS?

There are no age limits, if they can cover running, jogging, walking or strolling the 5km course, they can absolutely do the Brinks Colour Run! Anyone under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

DO CHILDREN HAVE TO PAY?

Children 5 or under receive free entry into the event but this does not include a t-shirt or race pack.

 

They are more than welcome to wear their own white t-shirts or even a costume! There is FREE face painting on the day of the event.

CAN YOU REGISTER AND PURCHASE TICKETS FOR MORE THAN ONE PERSON AT A TIME?

You can register as many people as you desire in one transaction! However, you must have their permission and our terms and conditions apply to everyone within your registered party.

WHAT IS AN ELECTRICAL SIGNATURE?

An electrical signature requires you to manually type your registered name into the text box provided.

This will ensure us that you have read and agreed to our terms and conditions and entry policy.

ARE THERE REFUNDS?

Sorry - if the event is held as advertised, we cannot issue refunds. The logistics of setting up and planning the event make it impossible. Just make sure you are good to go before signing up.

WHAT IS THE "DRESS CODE" FOR THE EVENT?

You can wear whatever you feel comfortable in to run, walk or skip around the 5km course.

However, we do encourage coloured tutu’s, wigs and coloured socks and accessories to add to the colour of the occasion.

IS THE COURSE WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY?

All of our course is accessible, with a dedicated finish for wheelchair users, so everyone can enjoy. We suggest an all-terrain wheelchair and to bring a friend along who will be able to help you through more tricky parts of the course. For health and safety, we do ask wheelchair users and buggies to line up at the back of the start to avoid congestion.

CAN I BRING MY SCOOTER OR BIKE?

Unfortunately not, due to safety reasons, the only wheels we allow at our events are prams and wheelchairs. Sorry!

CAN I RUN WITH MY DOG?

For the safety of our runners and animal friends, we do NOT allow animals at any of our races.

CAN I RUN WITH A BUGGY?

Indeed, you can, but we do ask that buggies line up at the back of the start to avoid congestion. All children 5 and under can run with an adult FREE of charge!

ON THE DAY

WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE?

We advise you arrive at 9.30 am for registration. Remember to bring your ticket as proof of entry for registration.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY RACE PACK?

All Brinks Colour Runners will receive their race pack at registration on the day of the event. This includes your Brinks Colour Run T-Shirt, a bottle of water and any colour sachets you have pre-ordered.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS BAD WEATHER?

The Brinks Colour 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.

Rain is, after all, just liquid sunshine!

 

 

IS THERE A BAG DROP?

(or anywhere to leave our bags on event day)

All participants are advised not to bring large bags or valuables to the event. We do not provide storage or bag drops. If you are bringing bags then we advise that you either leave these in your car or with friends/family spectators.

IS WATER SUPPLIED

Yes, all Brinks Colour Runners will be handed a bottle of water at registration to keep hydrated. Water and other refreshments are available to purchase during the event.

MAY I TAKE PHOTOS OR FILM THE EVENT?

The Brinks Colour Run is the perfect event to get great visuals of your memories to post on Instagram and Facebook. You are welcome to photograph or film at our event for PERSONAL use only. We DO NOT accredit anyone other than limited official media.

Make sure you tag us in any pics!

THE COLOUR

HOW IS THE COLOUR ADMINISTERED?

Our smiling team of ‘splashers’ are situated throughout the course and their main goal is to hand douse you with colourful powder, ensuring you look like you ran through a rainbow by the time you cross the finish line! Plus remember - you can purchase your own sachets of colour at the event to use before, after the run!

WILL THE COLOUR STAIN MY HAIR?

The coloured powder does wash out of your hair; however, we do recommend you take precautions if you are 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, bi-carb soda and anti-dandruff shampoo will help get the more stubborn colour out!

WILL I RECEIVE ANYTHING AT THE FINISH LINE?

Yes, there will be free wristbands handed out as a memento of the day

WILL THE COLOUR RUIN OR SPOIL MY CLOTHES OR RUNNING SHOES?

The colour mostly washes out after the event. However, as with anything dirty, the sooner the gear gets washed the better. Dust off all excess powder before washing with water and wash your coloured gear separately using cold water. We suggest wearing items that you would not mind getting colourful.

HOW DOES THE COLOUR AFFECT THE INSIDE OF CARS?

If you are covered in colour and if you do not take precautions, your car will be too. If you are driving bring something (towels, plastic bags, etc.) to cover the seats before you sit down.

ARE CAMERAS AND PHONES SAFE TO HAVE IN THE COLOUR ZONES?

If you want to get shots right in the midst of the colour we recommend covering cameras/phones with cling film or placing your phone in a zip lock bag.

DO THE COLOUR ZONES AFFECT A RUNNER’S VISION OR THEIR BREATHING?

The coloured powder used at the event is made from food-grade corn-starch. It is 100% natural and causes no harm to skin or the environment. As with any substance, you want to keep it out of your eyes and our colour throwers make sure to aim low as you pass by. Some Brinks Colour Runners opt to wear colourful glasses or goggles for their eyes and use a bandana or dust mask for their mouths.

CHARITY

IS THE BRINKS COLOUR RUN A CHARITY EVENT?

Yes, we are a charity fun run event, bought to you with the Angles Theatre Wisbech and Tin Fish Creative.Angles Theatre is a local arts organisation.

Proceeds go to the Angles Theatre Wisbech.


What if I have a question that is not answered here?

Please email colourrun@brinksfestival.org and we’ll hook you up with an answer.