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Colour Fest 5k – FAQs

Please see below a list of Frequently Asked Questions for the Colour Fest 5k event:


What is the Colour Fest, where will the start/finish be?

It’s a 5k run, jog or walk at Ferry Meadows, where you will get lots of colour splashed all over you on the way round. It’s a fun way to do a 5k and by the end of the 5k you should look like a rainbow of colour! The start and finish will be in Coney Meadow just near the car park at Ferry Meadows

Is The Color Fest timed?

The Colour Fest is not a timed event. We suggest self-timing for anyone desiring a finish time.

Where can we park our car?

You can park your car in the car park at Ferry Meadows and this will cost £1.50 for the first hour and 50 pence for every hour on top of that that you stay. This is payable in the car park.

How do the post-race ‘Color Throws’ work?

At the Finish you will receive your packet of coloured powder you will then be able to use it to join in the colour fun even after you have crossed the line.

Can I take photos or film at the event?

The Color Fest is the perfect event to get great visuals for your memories. We welcome anyone to photograph or film at our event for PERSONAL use only. So please, come along, enjoy the event and take shots. Make sure you tag us in any pics! #Celebratesport


Do children have to pay for the registration?

Children 5 or under cost £5 they will get sunglasses and a t.shirt but we cannot guarantee the size of the t.shirt will be the perfect fit so please feel free to dress them in a white outfit of there very own!!

Are there refunds?

Unfortunately, we cannot issue refunds and this is stated in our policy at sign up. The logistics of setting up and planning the event make it very difficult. Just make sure you are good to go before signing up.

What will I receive once I have registered?

Once you have registered you don’t have to do a thing, on event day you will receive an email to confirm you have signed up. At the end of the event you will be given your colour splash to have fun with more colour.


Can I run or walk with my buggy?

Absolutely you can of course run with your buggy and this does not cost anything extra. We accept no responsibility to damage of the buggys.

Is the course wheel-chair friendly?

The course is wheel chair friendly it may just be a bit bumpy in a few places. The course is a mixture of grass and gravel tracks.

Can I bring my scooter or bike?

Unfortunately, due to safety reasons, you cannot do this event on a scooter or a bike

Can I run with any pets?

Sorry, NO PETS allowed to the Color Fest

Is water supplied?

We encourage all Colour Fest Runners to bring a bottle of water with them to keep hydrated. All participants receive a bottle of water as they cross the finish line.


How is the colour administered?

You will see lots of people along the course whose main goal is to douse you in colour to ensure that you look like a rainbow of colour by the time you leave!

Will the colour stain my hair?

The coloured powder does wash out of your hair; however we do recommend you take precautions if you’re worried! 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!

How does the colour affect the inside of cars?

If you are driving home please make sure you bring something big such as a towel or rubbish bag to sit down on

How do I get clean at the end of the event?

We don’t have a clean station but we would advise you to bring along wetwipes, a towel and a change of clothes so that you can get into something cleaner before you go home.

More about the Colour used

The coloured powder used at the event is made from food grade cornstarch. It is 100% natural and causes no harm to skin or the environment. The powder used in its events has been tested for flammability and successfully passed the required EU standards. As with any substance, you want to keep it out of your eyes and our colour helpers make sure to aim low as you pass by. We ask that you all wear your sunglasses to protect your eyes.

How about my mouth?

Some people like to cover there mouth as well to protect them from getting colour in it. If you want to protect your mouth wear a bandana or a muslin over it to stop the colour from getting in

Charity – Living Sport

Living Sport is a charity raising money to inspire everyone to lead healthy lives by increasing opportunities to be active and take part in sport in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire. Any money raised will be re-invested back into supporting the community to help bring more opportunities into the region to be active and participate in sport.

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