WHAT IS THE PAINT MADE OF? IS IT SAFE?
The colour powder paint is 100% natural, food and cosmetic grade tested to the highest FDA standards. So it’s totally safe for you and your clothes. The vibrant colours are actually made of corn starch.
Colour safety information: Approved for use in foods and cosmetics. These products are not considered hazardous or toxic. Conforms to EU Regulation: (EC) No. 1223/2009
WILL THE COLOUR WASH OFF SKIN & OUT OF MY HAIR?
Yes! The easiest way to get the paint off is while it’s still dry (shake, wiggle, jump up and down, vacuum, etc). After that, soap and water, with a little rinse and repeat action will do the trick.
CAN WE INHALE IT?
It’s a lot like breathing in dust, extensive exposure is not recommended. However, no harm will come to you if you do.
CAN WE EAT THE COLOURS?
Not recommended. It’s corn starch, but even though it looks delicious it will taste like dirt. We recommend wearing it, not eating it!!!!
WHAT IF THE PAINT GETS IN OUR EYES?
All participants are encouraged to wear the funky sunglasses. Not only will everyone look way more cool, but it will greatly reduce the chances of colour getting in your eyes. However, never fear, the colour is non-toxic, a simple rinse with water will take care of it.
Remember, should you prefer to wear your own eyewear, no problem at all. Whilst the funky sunglasses are adult size, smaller kids may find them tricky to run with, so please feel free to bring your own eyewear. (swimming goggles, own glasses, sunglasses etc.)
Please note the sunglasses do not conform to UV standards, they are for fun only and to keep the powder away from your eyes.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
All participants should wear a white T shirt or top to show the paint in its full glory. Please wear anything else that you feel is appropriate for the weather and ground conditions. The ground is uneven in some places, so please ensure your footwear is suitable for all terrains.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
The Colour Run will carry on whatever the weather – the rain can make it more fun (but slippier)! Remember to take care at all times, it’s your responsibility to ensure you are happy taking part.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE PAINT ON THE GRASS?
The paint that lands on the grass will wash away when it next rains, and because its made of natural corn starch, will not harm the grass or plants in any way.
WHAT WILL BE PROVIDED?
To get the fun started, when you sign in on the day you will be given:
- A funky wristband
- Crazy coloured sunglasses
- A sachet of coloured powdered paint
WHO CAN TAKE PART?
Anyone who feels happy to walk / run round the course. The minimum recommended age for Children is 4. Numbers will be limited to ensure safety. Only those who have paid and registered will be allowed to take part. All participants are asked to wear protective eyewear (funky sunglasses, goggles, glasses etc.)
IS THERE A MAXIMUM AGE?
153 years old, and strictly no older. If you are happy to get round the course then you are welcome to join The Colour Run. Our oldest participant last year was 82 years young. Let’s see if we can beat it this year!
IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE?
The minimum recommended age for children is 4.
DO I HAVE TO RUN?
Not at all. This is not a race. The course is a 1k loop and you can continue going round as many times as you like in the allotted time. There will be no prizes for getting round quickly, so enjoy the fun and hop, skip or jump your way round!
WHAT IS THE COLOUR RUN ROUTE?
The run starts at The Knutsford Sports Club, Mereheath Lane. The course takes you around the outskirts of the cricket pitch and through a gate to The Knutsford Football Club and then back round to the sports club.
The ground can be quite uneven so remember to take care where you tread!
HOW DO WE REGISTER TO TAKE PART?
Please complete the online registration and pay through Paypal.
If you would prefer, please email the team for a registration form. Please send the form and payment to Lou Nanda, C/O Knutsford Tennis Club, Mereheath Lane, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6SZ . Please remember to enclose your cheque, for your total fee, made payable to Knutsford Sports Club Tennis Section.
You can also give your entry form and payment to Mark Airey the Tennis Coach at Knutsford Tennis Club.
WHAT TIME DOES THE COLOUR RUN START?
The first run will start at 2pm.
Please get to The Knutsford Sports Club, Mereheath Lane, Knutsford WA166SZ around 45 minutes before the race to complete the registration and pick up your funky sunglasses and powdered paints to get the party started!
Once this start time is full, we will aim to hold further runs during the afternoon, so please watch the web site, Facebook and Twitter for information.
WHICH LOCAL CAUSES ARE BENEFITING FROM THE FUNDS RAISED?
The Knutsford Tennis Club will be using the funds to continue to rebuild the courts, a project that was started in 2014.
The other sections at Knutsford Sports Club will be raising funds on the day to help their own clubs promote development of their sport to local people.
The Knutsford Colour Run is proudly supporting Knutsford’s local Scout and Guide Groups.
IS THERE A GROUP DISCOUNT?
There is a discount available for families at £42 (2 adults and 2 Children).
HOW DOES THE COLOUR AFFECT THE INSIDE OF CARS?
The paint can be dusted off or if it has got wet, can be washed off. If you are worried, please bring covers for the insides of your cars or a change of clothes.
WHAT IF I AM PREGNANT?
It’s totally up to what you and your doctor decide. Pregnant runners have been having fun at colour runs all over the world. Remember, to be on the safe side, wear your funky sun glasses and if you’d rather, put a bandana over your mouth and nose in the colour zones just for extra protection. Ultimately, it’s your responsibility to ensure you are happy taking part.
ARE CAMERAS AND PHONES SAFE TO HAVE AROUND THE RACE?
Our friendly Colour Run photographer will be around the course taking photos. If you fancy taking photos yourself, it’s probably best done at the end especially as those colourful powder particles are sneaky and The Colour Run is not liable for any damage that might be done to your camera or phone!
WHERE I CAN SAFELY STORE MY BAG WHILE I RUN?
We have a special cupboard which is manned throughout the event as a free bag drop. Whilst we will endeavour to look after anything left in the cupboard, the risk and responsibility is yours.
CAN I RUN WITH MY DOG / CAT / TURTLE?
For the safety of our runners and animal friends, we do not allow animals to join in The Colour Run. Please do not bring your pet to the event.
ARE THERE ANY REFUNDS OR CAN I TRANSFER MY REGISTRATION TO SOMEONE ELSE?
We cannot issue refunds or transfer any registrations. The logistics of setting up and planning the event make it impossible. Just make sure you are good to go before signing up. If for some reason you can’t run on the day, still come down and join in the fun and say hi to us!
WHERE CAN I PARK?
If you need to bring a car, we’re sorry that there is no parking at the Sports Club. However, The Knutsford Football Club (entry off Manchester Road) has limited parking as does The Knutsford Bowling Club (entry on Mereheath Lane). Both the venues may change a small parking fee to raise funds for their own clubs.
WHO DO I CONTACT WITH FURTHER QUESTIONS?
Please email The Knutsford Colour Run Team on : firstname.lastname@example.org
Or give us a call on 07976 425312
HOW CAN WE BECOME A SPONSOR OF THE KNUTSFORD COLOUR RUN?
We are delighted to team up with the following companies raising funds and supporting local good causes. If you would also like to be involved, we would love to add you to our ever growing list of sponsors. Please contact us at email@example.com
Clare & Illingworth, in conjunction with Nikon Lenses
Toni & Guy – Hairdressers
Stirling Lloyd – Waterproofings and Coatings
APL Health – Occupational Health
TOL Events – Event Management
Evoke Kiosks – Kiosks
Redwood Hire – Tool and Equipment Hire
Creamline – Sheldons Dairies
Anytime Fitness – 24 Hour Gym
AND NOW THE SMALL PRINT…
This event has been organised with safety in mind, but by signing up (online or on paper) and paying your entry fee entering The Knutsford Colour Run, you do so entirely at your own risk and neither Knutsford Tennis Club, Knutsford Sports Club, or Knutsford Football Club, its staff and volunteers shall be held responsible for any injuries or other loss sustained by you before, during or after the event.