Dandara Colour Fun Run FAQs on Monday 21 March 2016 Dandara Colour Fun Run FAQs Image

Whereabouts on the FNHC website do I register?

On the Dandara Colour Run page from Thursday 24th March.

How many tickets can I buy?

Up to four people per booking.

Will I receive my ticket via email or post?

We will contact you with details about the event by email. Please make sure you give us the correct email address when you register so we can contact you with your ticket and details about the event.

How do I set up a sponsorship form through RaceNation?

In addition to the entry fee, we will be encouraging participants to raise money for FNHC through sponsorships from friends, family and colleagues. Our events partner RaceNation, will email this form to you automatically when you register. 

Where is the start / finish line of the run?

The run will start and finish in the same place - just west of West Park Slip on the beach.

What time does the event start?

The event will run from 10 am until 2pm. There will be a staggered start and you will be notified of your start time by email.

Is there an age limit for participants?

We recommend that participants for the Dandara Colour Fun Run be aged five and above. If you wish your child to take part, we ask you to consider that although the paint is completely harmless, the event will be noisy, messy and possibly overwhelming for some younger children. Anyone aged under 18 must have the terms and conditions signed by a parent or guardian and anyone under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Do I have to run the 5k or can I walk?

You certainly don’t have to run! You can run, walk, jog, dance, hop – this is a fun event, not a competitive one. So please just go at a speed comfortable for you and have fun!

Is the run a timed event?

No, it is not a timed event nor is it a race - it is more about having fun rather than a competition. Take your time and enjoy getting colourful! If you do wish to know how quickly you complete the 5k we recommend you time yourself.

Can I run with my dog?

Unfortunately dogs cannot participate in this event.

Can I run in fancy dress?

Yes – absolutely but this is completely optional. However you will be given a Dandara Colour Fun Run starters T-shirt and we recommend that you wear this at the start.

What is in the powdered paint?

The powder paint that will be used at the Dandara Colour Fun Run is non-toxic, 100% safe and biodegradable. It is made from a natural corn starch, which is coloured with dyes that are Food Grade and Cosmetic Grade tested to the highest FDA standard. If you have a skin allergy or respiratory condition we would recommend that you don’t take part or that you consult your doctor for advice. For further detailed information on the powder paint – please contact us on 01534 444480.

When will the paint be thrown?

The paint will only be thrown in our designated powdered paint stations at approximately each kilometre point. The paint will be aimed onto the body of the participants rather than the face to reduce the amount of paint getting into the mouth, nose and eyes. However due to the variety of heights of participants you will inevitably get some paint on your head/face. You will also be issued with a small sachet of powder paint for everyone to throw in the air at the same time to create a paint cloud at the finish!

Do the powder paint stations affect runner vision? Or breathing?

The paint station explosions are 100% natural and SAFE. As with any substance, you want to keep it out of your eyes and our official paint throwers make sure to aim low as you pass by. You may like to wear sun glasses to protect your eyes and a mask to cover your mouth, (one of each will be given to you in your goody bag) but this is not essential.

Does the paint harm the environment?

The paint is 100% natural and water soluble and will not cause any damage to the environment. We will have a clean-up team in place to remove the paint on the ground after the event.

What should I wear and will it get ruined?

Come along wearing your Dandara Colour Run  t-shirt that will be provided in your goody bag ahead of the day and running gear you don’t mind getting messy. The whiter your outfit the more colourful you will look at the end. Trainers are recommended but as with all your footwear and clothing - please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting stained. Also the entire run will be on the beach so it may be wet underfoot and it will certainly be sandy!

How do we get clean again after the run?

There is a shower at West Park, but there are likely to be lots of people using it on the day! We recommend that you give yourself a good dusting off to remove most of the powder before you leave the beach. You won’t be 100% clean but you will be able to remove most of the paint. We recommend that you leave an old towel in your car to cover your seat or spare clothes to put on top of your running gear to ensure you get as little paint as possible on your car seat. FNHC cannot be held responsible for any damage or paint getting on participants vehicles, public transport or private property once you have left the event, so please be careful - we don’t want complaints to stop us holding similar events in future!

Will there be places to store my belongings whilst taking part?

There will be only very limited space to store your belongings at the event, so please only bring with you what is necessary and aim to leave anything extra with friends/family who are coming to watch.

Will my phone and camera be safe to use during the event?

We will have photographers taking photos on the day. If you want to get shots right in the midst of the paint stations we recommend that you have sufficient cover on your phone/camera or purchase a disposable camera as we cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by the powder paint.

Will there be food and drink available?

There will be refreshments available to purchase on the day from Le Frigate and Elizabeth Kiosk, or you may want to bring a picnic to enjoy after the event.

What if it rains?

A little rain won’t stop us, it just gets messier so be prepared!

Can spectators attend?

Absolutely! The only thing we cannot guarantee is that spectators will stay clean. A running hug from your participating loved one could turn you into human rainbow!

If I can’t take part now, can I give my place to a friend?

Unfortunately, your place is non-transferable and non-refundable. If you cannot take part please let us know.

When will I receive my goody bag?

We will email you with vital information about the event day, your Dandara Colour Fun Run t-shirt and Dandara Colour Fun Run sponsorship forms. We will let you know where you can pick up our goody bag then.

Can people register to take part on the day?

Due to the popularity of this event, it is very unlikely that there will be any spaces available on the day. We do advise people to register in advance, as we cannot guarantee we will have capacity.

Can I volunteer?

Yes we are in need of volunteers on the day – please contact Louise Ferns on 01534 444480 or email enquiries@fnhc.org.je if you would like to help. There are a variety of roles that we will need support with from helping on the registration desk, to handing out refreshments, selling merchandise and helping to shower paint at the colour stations. So if taking part is not for you, please come along and help with this unique experience!

My question hasn’t been answered here, what do I do?

Please contact Louise Ferns on 01534 444480 or email enquiries@fnhc.org.je and we will respond to you with an answer.

Photograph - © Esther Wild / www.estherwild.com