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Colour Rush

Colour Rush

29th August 2018


Registration open from 6pm

Warm-up 6.15pm

Race starts 6.30pm


Colour runs, rushes, parties etc have become a big thing around the globe over the last decade or so. Originating from the Indian festival of Holi or the “Festival of Colour”. 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 – a perfect event to introduce with an Indian theme for Carnival!


We're excited to anounce that the 2017 Colour Rush was so successful, we've decided to do it all over again on 29th August 2018! And for those that want to get in early and confirm their space, we're introducing an early bird offer! 


Until 2nd April 2018, entry is discounted to £12.50!


Come along and get pelted with paint! We expect everyone to look like a rainbow by the end of it! Starting at the Green Lane Playing fields, running through Drew’s Pond and Hillworth Park, finally finishing at the Market Place for the big Confetti Battle!     View the Colour Rush route here


How to Enter

All entrants are asked for a fixed donation which will help DOCA continue producing high-quality and fun events such as the Street Festival, the Carnival, and hopefully, bring the Colour rush back in 2019. As part of this donation all runners will get a souvenir T-shirt to run in and a bottle of water awaiting you at the finish.


This year's race is now open to a wider age range! We've lowered the miimum age from 12 to 8 years old. All 8-12 year olds must be accompanied by an adult who is also registered. 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. 


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Prefer to support on the side-lines? Come along to one of our colour stations – we’ll be looking for people to help throw paint and expect the runners to get completely plastered! 


Want to know more? Check out our FAQ below:

Is the Colour Rush wheelchair accessible? 

Unfortunately the route chosen for this year does include sections that include steps, so isn't accessible. But there are a number of ways to get involved along the route if you want to be part of it.


This year's route goes through wooded and uneven surfaces, alongside a brook and will involve crossing public highways. Entrants are responsible for their own safety. There will be sections of the route which will be restricted to runners only which will be visibly signposted


Do I have dress in a special way?

We’re not setting a dress code, so in a simple answer: No. But the colour will show more on white clothing, so you’ll be a brighter rainbow by the end if you wear all white. Fancy dressing up? Feel Free! The wackier the better!


What actually happens in a Colour Rush?

Everyone wanting to take part will need to sign-in before the event – anyone that wants to join in on the day can make their donation (cash only) on the day. Registration will be open from 6pm and there will be a short warm up from 6.15pm to get everyone energised and pumped!


We will then set everyone off to run from 6.30pm – and it’s up to our volunteers and the wonderful audience lining the route to get you absolutely covered. Have fun: that’s the main thing!


How easy is it to wash the colour off?

The colour powder used is corn starch mixed with food grade colouring. It is 100% natural, non-toxic and eco-friendly.


A lot of the colour on the day can be dusted off. When you get home all the colour should come out in the shower – thicker hair might take more than one wash. Blonde, or lighter hair is sometimes harder to get the paint out of – but bicarbonate of soda or anti-dandruff shampoo seems to shift the colour quicker.


Colour should wash out of clothes in the usual wash – just wash your clothes separately to anything else just in case. The sooner it gets washed the better! Don’t wear clothing you don’t mind getting covered in paint. Remember to bring a towel, or something similar, to cover your car seat if you’re driving home


I can’t take part anymore! Can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, we won’t be able to offer refunds for entries, but we will transfer your donation to someone if you can find someone to take your place.


Will there be somewhere to leave my bag?

As the event is taking place in and around the town centre, please leave all bags in cars or with someone not running along the route.


Is there anything else I need to be aware off?

If you are used to running with your dog, please note that this might not be the best event for your little friend. There will be a large amount of powder in the air, so if you suffer from asthma or have another breathing difficulty, please make sure you are prepared for this


Feel free to bring along cameras to take photos along the route as audience – we recommend any participants that want to bring a camera to take photos on the route covers it with cling film or a sandwich bag. This is done at their own risk

Thanks to our partners at Devizes Running Club for all their help