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PKF COOPER PARRY COLOUR BLAST DASH 2016
RACE DAY INFORMATION
LOCATION: War Memorial Park, Coventry CV3 6PT
DATE: Sunday 22nd May 2016
TIME: Registration from 9:00am onwards. 2.5k race at 10:00 am and 5k at 11:00am
ALL RUNNERS MUST REGISTER TO TAKE PART IN THIS EVENT AND WEAR A 2016 COLOUR BLAST DASH T-SHIRT AND RUNNER NUMBER.
Colour Dash 2.5k – start time 10:00am

  • Your ticket includes entry to the race, a Colour Blast T-Shirt, your race number and medal
  • Please collect these on the day from the Registration tent on site from 9am onwards
  • We will be holding a mass warm up at 9:50am to get you ready, warmed up and in the mood for some fun!
  • Please note that this event is for anyone aged over 4 years old and that all under 16s must be accompanied by an adult, who is also registered to take part. One adult can be responsible for up to 5 under 16s but must have them within sight at all times

Colour Blasters 5k – start time 11:00am

  • Your ticket includes entry to the race, a Colour Blast T-Shirt, your race number, medal and a packet of coloured powder paint.
  • Please collect your T-shirt and number on the day, from the Registration Tent from 10am onwards
  • You can collect your free packet of powder paint at the end of the race
  • We will be holding a mass warm up for this event at 10:50am to get you ready, warmed up and in the mood for some fun!
  • Please note that this event is for anyone aged over 10 years old. All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult, who is also registered to take part. One adult can be responsible for up to 5 under 16s but must have them within sight at all times

 

PKF COOPER PARRY COLOUR BLAST DASH SCHEDULE
9:00 am                       Registration opens for 2.5k
09:50 am                     Group Warm Up 
10:00 am                     Colour Dash 2.5k race start 
5k registration opens
10:45 am                     Paint release
10:50 am                     Group Warm up
11:00 am                     Colour Blast 5k race start  
11:45 am                     Paint Release
12.15                          Races finish – thank you and close

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
REGISTRATION –

  • All runners MUST register and collect their T-shirt and Race number from the Registration tent in the event village on the day. You will need to have your confirmation email or tickets with you to pick up your pack
  • There will be a small number of on-day-places available for cash only entries
  • All runners must put an emergency contact name and phone number on the back of their race number and should add an ICE contact to their mobile phone
  • Please arrive in plenty of time to avoid queues as the race will start promptly

PAINT WARNING:
We strongly recommend that all runners wear glasses, goggles or visors for your own safety
If you have any respiratory problems please wear a bandana or face mask across your nose and mouth
The ‘paint’ that we use is coloured corn starch powder that is safe for the environment, people and animals however it could stain clothing and shoes. We cannot guarantee that all marks will remove from your clothing and footwear. Please ensure that you bring towels, bin bags and changes of clothing for your journey home

COLOUR BLAST COLOUR STATIONS AND PAINT

  • There are three Colour Blast stations throughout the course. The Colour Blast Regiment volunteers will spray you with different colours as you pass through the colour stations. Each station has a different colour
  • Paint should only be thrown within the colour station or at the start/finish line within the paint release ceremony
  • Please be kind to each other - have fun but be sure to aim low
  • The paint is kind to the environment, people and animals but be warned that it probably may be uncomfortable if thrown above shoulder height. We recommend wearing sunglasses, goggles or safety glasses to protect your eyes
  • If you suffer from respiratory issues, we also advise that you wear a bandana or facemask on your face
  • Our paint is manufactured within the UK and widely used within primary schools throughout the country. Is made up of potato starch, safe for the environment, people and animals. The paint conforms to UK safety rulings EN71 and EU regulations 1907/2006

THE FINISH LINE PAINT RELEASE

  • All runners and spectators are welcome to attend and join in this group celebration as we count you down to release your packet of paint
  • Packets of paint are given out to all Colour Blaster 5k runners on completion of the 5k course
  • Further Packets of paint can be purchased online before the event day or at the Colour Blast Paint Stall for a price of £2. Proceeds from these sales go to The Laura Centre charity

PARKING & TRAVEL – Please think about your travel arrangements and plan in advance. There is limited car parking at the park.  
PUBLC TRANSPORT – We suggest using public transport to travel to help with congestion.

WEATHER - We will do everything in our power to run the event as scheduled but the safety of our participants and other park users is our key concern. If the weather conditions are severe we may delay the start times or postpone the race altogether. Please see Facebook, Twitter or email for updates.
HYDRATION STATION – There will be bottles of water for each participant at the end of the race further drinks can be purchased from the onsite catering
FOOD/DRINKS – There will be a small amount of food and drink available to purchase including hot and cold drinks, snacks, treats and ice-cream. Donations of proceeds will also go to The Laura Centre.
LOST CHILDREN - If you should become parted from your child or you find a small person who has lost their grown up please inform a safety steward, or a volunteer wearing a yellow Colour Blast Dash t-shirt. Please also report to the registration tent which will be manned with CRB checked officials manning our lost children point
CLEANING STATION -There will be a brush off tent for you to remove your Colour Dust ahead of your ride home. Whilst most of the powders will brush off we do strongly recommend a change of clothes or bring old towels or bin bags for your journey home. We cannot be responsible for the interior of cars becoming rainbow contaminated.
COLLECTION – We will also have collection buckets for any loose change or donations on the day with all monies going to The Laura Centre charity.

SAFETY RULES

  • If you are responsible for children on the day please ensure you escort them through the course and keep them within sight at all times
  • If you are concerned with any part of the experience then please feel free to wear sunglasses, facemask or bandana
  • Please follow the direction of the officials, marshals or event staff at all times
  • Please be kind to other participants and other park users. This is a public place so please be aware and keep left on footpaths
  • If you see anyone in distress please find an official or the St Johns ambulance team who will be stationed on site
  • If you have any concerns at all, please alert a Volunteer wearing a yellow Colour Blast Dash t-shirt

 

 

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