Colour Rush

Saturday 3rd of September 2022

Registration from 5.45pm – Warm-up 6.15pm – Race starts 6.30pm

Originating from the Indian festival of Holi or the “Festival of Colour” Colour runs, rushes, parties have become a big thing around the globe over the last decade or so. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh.

What’s the route?

This year in addition to the main route there is also a more accessible route suitable for those who don’t want curbs or steps and don’t want to travel quite so far. Take your pick!

5km Main Colour Rush

1.5km Accessible Route suitable for motor and manual wheelchairs and keeping it short.

What’s the cost?

Why should I take part?

It’s not about the winning or the losing it’s about participating. Enjoy the run/walk/jog however you chose to do it, meet new people, create memories, and get some exercise!

This is a fundraiser event for DOCA and all money raised (after the event costs) go towards supporting DOCA’s work – the Street Festival, Carnival, and Lantern Parade to name just a few. You will be helping make great things happen!

Who can take part?

The race is open to anyone over 8 years old! All 8-12-year olds must be accompanied by an adult who is also registered to run. 12-18-year olds can register to run on their own but must provide us with the contact details for an adult we can contact in the event of an emergency.

Prefer to support on the side-lines?

Contact us about getting involved at one of our colour stations – we’ll be looking for people to help throw paint, we’d love to have friends and families of runners on the sidelines and expect the runners to get completely plastered with colour!

About the Colour

Our paint is bought from reputable suppliers, it is made with corn start and food-grade colouring. It will brush off of your clothes, and anywhere it is thrown in the environment.  It is water soluble. Sunglasses are a good idea to avoid it getting it in your eyes if a thrower’s shot is out but they are not essential.

How do I enter?

Tickets Available Now! 

Read our FAQs

Accessible Route FAQs

We are working with professional Photographer Laura Miller, who will be photographing the Colour Rush and the Street Festival. If you would like to buy a souvenir photograph you can visit her Geosnap page and see if she has caught you in action.  Photographs cost £4.95. Orders go directly to Laura please do not contact DOCA about your photographs.

Thanks to

Thank you to our event supporters; Wakeham Trust

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We are currently seeking sponsors – could it be your company? Please contact us to discuss opportunities.