The Colour Run, also known as the happiest 5,000 metres on the planet, is a playful five kilometre paint race, where runners are showered with coloured powder as they make their way around the course. The Colour Run is a fantastic charity run for experienced and inexperienced runners alike. With the opportunity for everyone to take part together, it’s a fantastic, super-fun way to raise money for your chosen charity in Liverpool. Held in a variety of locations throughout the UK, the colour run celebrates healthiness, happiness, friendship and having the time of your life!

Welcoming thousands of Colour Runners to begin the colour run race in a white t-shirt, no-one will cross the finish line without being completely covered in a rainbow of powder. With a new Foam Zone, the colour run is a highly popular charity fun run in the UK and you can choose to run, walk or dance your way around the 5K course.  The colour obstacle run is a race to be enjoyed by everyone. If you are looking for a 5k charity run, then look no further than this!

Running 5K for charity is not only a great way to raise money for children’s charities, but it’s also a fun way to improve fitness and get active! The colour Run is a fun alternative to a regular 5K run and is a great choice if you’re looking for an obstacle run or a 5k obstacle course. Sign up for a colour run for charity today!

The official charity of the Colour Run is NSPCC and they are celebrating over 30 years of their ChildLine service.


When is The Colour Run 2019?

Last year, the official Colour Run took place on 8th July in Wembley Park. Whilst the same race isn’t happening again this year, there are still plenty of similar 5k obstacle runs that present a fantastic opportunity to raise money for children’s charities in Liverpool. Please see below where you can take part this year. You don’t  have to run the race in Liverpool and Alder Hey Children’s charity will gladly take donations from colour runners everywhere! Charity colour runs in Liverpool include the Colour Obstacle Rush Liverpool, which will be taking place at Aintree Racecourse on 20th July.

Colour Run Liverpool

Blackpool 5K Bubble Rush

Nottingham Fun Colour Rush

Colour Obstacle Rush Brighton

Colour Obstacle Rush Liverpool

Preparing for your colour run

As mentioned above, runners are asked to wear a white t-shirt so that the colour shows up as they are running! As well as your white t-shirt, it is important to bring drinking water to stay hydrated, wear comfortable trainers with enough support for running and a change of clothes for after the race – the obstacle colour run can get a bit messy!

Do I have to train for The Colour Run?

The Colour Run is usually a 5k distance, which measures as 3 miles. Your training will depend on whether or not you are an experienced runner. If you haven’t run before, you are definitely capable of completing The Colour Run, it will just be a case of running the distance before you take part - maybe at your local Parkrun or running track.

The Colour Run Details:

Age Restriction: Not provided

Route Length: 5K

Cost: Not provided

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