Colour Obstacle Rush

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The funnest 5k on earth

Colourful, fun and full of music and dancing, the Colour Obstacle Rush is one of the biggest 5K charity runs in the UK. Originally conceived in Finland, this obstacle race has become a popular event across Europe and the US, and combines the fun of colour runs, with the challenge of obstacles and, according to their website, the atmosphere of a music festival.

Featuring 20 obstacles, eight colour stations and 20 music zones, this is a great event to take part in with friends or colleagues or members of your family (minimum age for the event is 12 years old). 

While Colour Rush is not a charity event, all runners are welcome to raise money for any charity they wish. Alder Hey Children's Hospital and we would love it if you chose us as your charity. Any money you raise will help pay for life-saving equipment, healthy eating education programmes and provide next-generation technology, so patents, families and staff can all benefit. 


If the Colour Obstacle Rush is your challenge for Alder Hey, here's the four key steps you should take now:

  1. Email us or call us on 0151 252 5716 with your name, address and details of your charity running event.
  2. Help friends, family and colleagues support you easily by sponsoring you online. Set up a free online donation page with JustgivingVirgin Money Giving or My Donate - they all automatically transfer the money you've raised to us after your charity running event.
  3. Check out our downloads page for a fundraising pack and an offline sponsorship form. 
  4. Spread the word and start preparing! Use your social networks and community organisations to let people know what you're doing - you can share your online donation page really easily on Facebook and Twitter.


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