The Colour Run Derby is nearly here! We hope that you are all as excited as we are for this amazing event.

To help, we have put together some useful information to help you to make the most of the day and a list of fun merchandise that will be available to purchase on the day.

Information for the day

1 What should I wear?
To get the best effect please wear the T-shirt that comes with your registration. These are available to collect on the day
if you have not already collected them from the charity office. Come in clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting a
bit dirty – not your best clothes and trainers. If you do not want your car to be technicolour, don’t forget to bring clean
clothes to change into.
2 Do I have to run?
No! You can run, walk, skip, crawl or dance the distance. The idea is to have fun while being drenched in lots of colour.
3 How does the colour work?
Volunteers at colour stations spread at four stations throughout the course will throw powder over you as you pass
(aiming in the air or at your body not your face). You can use your own colour bag (at the beginning or at the end) in the
designated throwing zone for spectators and participants. After the warm up at 9.45am we will have a paint release
party to start you off on your colour filled journey!
4 Is it safe? What’s in the powder?
Its natural corn starch coloured with fully tested food and cosmetic dyes. It is biodegradable, non-hazardous, non-toxic,
fully tested and the safest powder on the market. It is also Easy Clean!
5 What if it goes in my eyes or I accidentally swallow some?
Don’t worry – it will do no harm. If it goes in your eyes a simple rinse with water will take care of it. If you accidentally
swallow some, it won’t taste nice, but it’s not harmful. The best way to avoid this is to wear sunglasses and a bandana/
dust mask over your mouth. We will have a limited number of sunglasses to buy on the day for £2
6 How do I get the powder off?
The easiest way is to get it off while it is still fresh and dry. Either shake or brush it off. After that, soap and water will
finish the job.
7 Spectators and photography
Spectators can buy additional colour powder bags to throw. There will be a lot of colour throwing so they also need to
wear something appropriate. If you want to bring your own camera make sure you cover it with plastic to stop the
powder damaging it.
8 Is there anywhere I can leave my bags?
There are no lockers or facilities to leave your belongings. The best option is to travel light or leave your belongings with
friends of family.
For any other queries,

please contact the fundraising team on 01332 785731 or email