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event guide
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LONDON |12.06.16
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EVENT GUIDE
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WELCOME TO
THE COLOR RUN PRESENTED BY SKITTLES
We are very excited to welcome you all to Wembley Park on the
12th June 2016. To make sure your day will be as colourful as
possible we have developed this event guide for you.
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Read through it carefully before the event to make sure you know
what’s going on during the day.
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Soon you and your
friends will be part
of the Happiest 5k
on the Planet!
#COLOURMEHAPPY
In your incredible race pack,
you’ll receive:
If you’ve bought your ticket before the 7th June, your race
pack will have been sent and should be delivered to the
address you provided at registration over the coming days.
If you’ve bought your ticket on or after the 7th June, an email
will be sent out detailing where to pick your Race Pack up
from on the event weekend.
Please bring a valid photo ID and your confirmation email with
you. Please make sure you arrive at the right time.
Special Edition T-shirt
The Color Run and Skittles tattoos
Tropicolor head band
The Color Run face paint
Happiness Band
The Color Run event number
Your HAppiness band
Please note this is not your entry into the event.
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Once you’ve completed the event you’ll receive your
Packet of Coloured Powder at the finish line to take with
you to The Color Festival!
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In your race pack you will receive a happiness band. This is
our gift to you for being part of The Color Run family. Wear it
with pride, before, during, and after the event.
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RACE PACKS
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#COLOURMEHAPPY
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GETTING THERE
Train
Bus
Parking
Wembley Park Station
Jubilee and Metropolitan Lines
Wembley Stadium Station
Chiltern Railways
Wembley Central Station
Bakerloo, London Overground,
London Midland and Southern lines
Local buses to the Stadium include
18, 83, 92 and 224.
Wembley Stadium is a public transport
destination and parking is limited.
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We recommend you only use official
stadium parking and book in advance to
avoid disappointment.
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The event will take place at Wembley Park, starting along Wembley Park Blvd, Wembley HA9 0TG, UK
Please note that there are no lockers or bag drop facilities so arrive ready to run and leave your valuables at home
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The
HAPPY SHOP
Check out our awesome The Color Run Happy Store online for all
your colourful needs!
This year we’ve got lots of new designs including, T-shirts, socks,
wrist bands, sunglasses, hoodies, colourful bracelets, bandanas and
of course tutus!!
The Store accepts the following forms of payment: Cash, Visa &
Mastercard.
Contactless payment is available with spends up to £20.
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SHOP
NOW
#COLOURMEHAPPY
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We will have some funky, fun & colourful items for sale at our Store
on event day too! The Store will be set up at the warm-up area and
Finish Festival where you can grab your merchandise.
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JOIN THE CONVERSATION
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We like to encourage
all our Color Runners
to put the ‘u’ in
colour, and use our UK
#ColourMeHappy!
WATCH THE VIDEO
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EVENT DAY SCHEDULE - START TIME
Warm up: 14.00 - 16.00
Team wave: 15.00 - 16.00
Solo wave: 16.00 - 17.00
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You don’t need to sign in or register but make sure you arrive 30 minutes before your
start time to get prepped by stretching, laughing and meeting new friends. There will
be fun activities going on in the warm up zone until the last runner leaves. If you’re
having loads of fun in the warm up area, you can still join the queue until 16.30.
FAST TRACK & PREMIUM TICKET
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If you’ve bought a Fast Track ticket or a premium ticket make sure that you have your
event bib number on the front of your t-shirt. Don’t enter the start chute if you have a
Fast Track ticket as you’ll start separately to general ticket holders. Simply follow the
signs at the warm up area when you want to start running. You can join the fast track
queue at whichever time you prefer.
WEATHER
We will do EVERYTHING in our power to hold the event as scheduled. Runner safety
is our highest priority and excessive heat, wind or rain may cause us to modify,
postpone or cancel the event. Stay tuned to your email, the website, Twitter and our
Facebook page during event week for updates regarding any event related news and
weather conditions.
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WEMBLEY PARK
UNDERGROUND
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Click here to view online map >
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The COLOR ZONES
All Color Runners will gather at the start line and be divided
into waves. A wave will leave approximately every three to
four minutes. The wave cuts are random so make sure your
team is all together if you want to run and enjoy the colour
madness together.
Each kilometre of the event is associated with a designated
colour: Red, Blue, Yellow, Orange and new for this year
Tropicolor. As you hit the color zones, you will be doused
with colour by our volunteers. The colour is a special recipe
of magical colour dust. All products are 100% natural, safe
and food grade quality.
PLEASE make sure your bib number is attached and visible
on the FRONT of your T-shirt on event day. This is how you
will be identified as a Color Runner at the start/finish line.
You will not be allowed into the start chute without your
event number. Teams may run in a group or separately, it
is completely your choice. It is also a good idea, especially
on hot days, to have a water bottle with you at the start line
as you could be waiting for your wave to start.
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To keep it out of your eyes our “certified” Color Throwers
try to aim low as you pass by. Some Color Runners opt to
wear glasses or goggles for their eyes and use a bandana
or dust mask for their mouths. We certainly recommend that
The Color Runners wear sunglasses or some form of eye
protection.
The Happiest 5k is for everyone. Some people will run the
entire 5k, some will walk it, some might even dance it. Our
experience is, most Color Runners will do a little bit of all.
Please do not completely stop in The Color Zones. This will
create a bottleneck and problems for runners behind you.
We cross our colourful hearts to try and get as much or as
little colour on you as you like!
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If you’re having loads of fun in the warm up area, you can
still join the queue until 16.30. Remember the event is not
timed so there is no reason to go CRAZY and elbow jostle
for position. Take your time and enjoy the experience with
your friends and family!
walking, running
and dancing
on course
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START LINE
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THE FINISH FESTIVAL
The fun isn’t over when you cross the finish line…in fact it’s only just begun! Grab
a bottle of water & your ‘Packet of Coloured Powder’ and give yourself a pat on the
back for running a 5k, then come join the post event party!
Our DJ friends at Capital FM will be pumping the tunes on the Finish Festival
Stage, and our awesome sponsors will have lots of fun activities for you too!
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Color Throws
Every 15 minutes, we will countdown to a mass ‘Color Throw’. This creates the
famous Color Cloud.
This is where you’ll want to use the ‘Packet of Coloured Powder’ you received as
you crossed the finish line. Hopefully you were able to resist throwing it for this
long. Trust us, it’s worth the wait.
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If you have used, lost or forgotten your personal ‘Packet of Coloured Powder’
(handed to you at the finish line), you might be lucky enough to catch one of the
give-aways from the stage!
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FOOD
Food and drinks are available from 13.00 on event day in the Warm-up and
Finish Festival area.
Please make sure to bring water with you for the start of the run.
Cleaning Station
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We will have our cleaning station set up to dust you off before the ride
home. Just look for the “Cleaning Zone’’ which will clean any powder off
you. Well most of it anyway!
Make sure if you’re using public transport that you pick up your
poncho from the Cleaning Zone to wear on the way home to protect
the trains and buses!
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Clean Up
A good solid shower will get rid of most of the colourful powder. Any
remaining colour will be gone in a few days. We are sorry, there will be NO
“Color Excuses” keeping you from going to school or work the
next day.
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RULES AND SAFETY
Please follow the directions provided by event
officials and volunteers.
Above all, please be courteous and respectful to
everyone around you.
HAVE FUN!
That way we can get in touch with you should we
find ourselves with some new small friends at the
Info Tent.
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If you are concerned at all with any part of the
experience, feel free to wear safety glasses, a
bandana or a dust mask.
doubt have a great time. Just in case, please
register your child here and include your contact
details just in case they get separated from you.
LOST CHILDREN
If you do find a lost child please bring them
to the Information Tent in the warm-up or
finish area and our team will then work
to find their parents.
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If you are running with small children, please
watch and direct them through the event.
RUNNING WITH CHILDREN
With thousands of Color Runners in attendance
on event day there is always the possibility of our
smaller Color Runners getting separated from their
parents. If you are running with your children (then
you are the coolest parents ever!), the kids will no
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How is the colour administered?
You will see smiling faces along the course whose main
goal is to douse you in colourful powder to ensure that you
look like you ran through a beautiful rainbow by the time you
cross the finish line.
How strict is the “white clothing dress code” for the
start of the event?
We will have white clothing police inspectors located
throughout the event. You will be arrested and put in jail if
more than 11.8% of your person is a hue other than white....
just like at Wimbledon, honest!
How does the colour affect the inside of cars?
You went all out, you’re covered in colour and if you don’t
take precautions, your car will be too. Be sure to visit
the “Cleaning Zone” before you leave the event site. If
you’re driving or taking the tube, use your poncho or bring
something (towels, plastic, rubbish bags, etc.) to cover the
seats before you sit down.
Were you kidding about the question above?
Yes we were. As long as runners wear shirts that are mostly
white, you are totally good. They can include team logos
and any other image you see fit. To the point…it’s really
just more fun to run starting in white and ending, well….
COLOURTASTIC!
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Will the colour ruin clothes or running shoes?
The colour mostly washes out after the event. However,
as with anything dirty, the sooner the gear gets washed
the better. Dust off all excess powder before washing with
water. Wash your coloured gear separately and use cold
water. We suggest wearing items that you wouldn’t mind
getting colourful.
If you would like to preserve the colour in your running shirt,
we suggest spraying it with vinegar and ironing it when you
get home. This is the most likely way the shirt will retain its
colouring.
Are cameras and phones safe to have in the colour
zones?
Our event photographers are totally fine shooting from a
medium distance (5-8 metres). If you want to get shots right
in the midst of the colour we recommend covering cameras/
phones with plastic wrap.
Is the run timed?
The run is not a timed event. Even Mr. Farah would take his
time out there to maximise the colourful fun! We suggest
self-timing for anyone desiring a finish time.
Why do you keep spelling ‘colour’ the American way?
The Color Run is an American brand that has arrived in the
UK, so it’s missing the British ‘u’. We like to encourage all
our Color Runners to put the ‘u’ in colour on the day, and
use our UK #ColourMeHappy!
#COLOURMEHAPPY
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Do I need to be Mo Farah to do this?
Oh my goodness, NO! There are plenty of other great 5ks
out there to test speed and performance. We’re all about a
colour crazy day with friends and family. You can run, walk,
crawl, or cartwheel it if you wish!
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EVENT DAY FAQ REMINDERS
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PRESENTING PARTNER
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FUNDRAISING PARTNER
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CHARITY PARTNER
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OFFICIAL PARTNERS
MEDIA PARTNERS
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