Frequently asked questions
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We used to ask for the Names and emails of each participant. But based on your feedback, we’ve decided to leave that out and simplify the purchase process. With this change, it’s also easier when someone cannot make it to the event. You can give/sell your ticket to someone else without the hassle of changing names on the tickets.
You can join the Color Obstacle Rush as an individual or in a group. We offer a 10% Group Discount when 4 or more tickets are bought at once.
Entering the event in a group doesn’t mean you have to stick together at all times. You are free to choose the pace you tumble the course. You can also choose different start times within the group.
If you are 12 or over you are welcome to attend the event! Please note that participants between 12 and 15 years need to be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or a responsible adult of 18-or-over at the event at all times. One guardian can take responsibility for a maximum of 5 minors. Please note that the parent/guardian must also be a registered participant in the event at the same start group.
Minors (12–15 years old) are able to take part in the event also with another adult (over 18) than the legal parent or guardian by providing us written permission signed by their legal guardian. Please note that the legal guardian has to sign the waiver of the minor; the temporary guardian is not allowed to sign it! Without the signed minor waiver the participant won’t be allowed to participate in the event. You can print the waivers here
Participants between 16 and 17 years can participate in the event without a supervisor but please notice that a parent or a legal guardian has to sign the waiver form and the terms and conditions on behalf of the minor. A responsible adult is not allowed to sign the waiver and terms and conditions on behalf of a minor. Participants between 16 and 17 years will not be allowed to participate without a signed waiver by a parent or a legal guardian.
Some of the obstacles have a weight limit of 100 kg per person, but participants can always skip these obstacles! 🙂
The Color Obstacle Rush is an event for anyone aged 12 and above. However, the inflatable obstacles are designed for adults so they might be challenging for children. Participants between 12 and 15 years need to be accompanied by an adult (someone 18 or older) at the event at all times. One guardian can look after a maximum of 5 minors during the event. Please note that the guardian must be a registered participant at the event in the same start group as the minor. Participants between 16 and 17 years can participate in the event without a supervisor; however, please notice that the parent/legal guardian has to sign the waiver form and the terms and conditions on behalf of the minor.
Then we’ll be dancing in the rain! The rain may make the race a little bit slower in general so you might need to wait a little bit longer to get to the obstacles.
As long as there are not strong winds, the event will take place – stay tuned with updates by following the event’s Facebook page. Please note that if the wind is too strong we might have to take down some of the inflatable obstacles for safety reasons.
If you transferred your ticket(s) via our transfer form, we have sent emails out to everyone with a coupon code. That code can be used to purchase new tickets to an event of your choice. Codes have been sent to the original purchaser after the transfer request form was successfully filled. If there was an error with the information given, we have contacted you via email and you can fill in the form again.
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If you are pregnant or have any issues with your health we recommend you to consult your doctor before entering the Color Obstacle Rush. Although our mission is to make the race as safe as possible to every participant, there is always the possibility of unforeseeable incidents (such as falling or bumping into another person).
You can change your start time to another wave by yourself (provided the wave is not sold out) by contacting our customer service or on your my account page. You can change your start slot to any start slot that still has availability in your my account by choosing a new start group from the drop-down menu. Remember to save changes and download a new ticket before the event!
You are able to transfer your registration to another person on my account page: just change the details of the new participant to the profile. Remember to save changes and download the ticket for the new participant!
The entry fee to Color Obstacle Rush is non-refundable. However, you can either transfer your place to another person or transfer your participation to some other Color Obstacle Rush event arranged within a year.
It is possible to transfer the registration to another Color Obstacle Rush event arranged within a year (please note that we can’t guarantee that there will be events at the same locations also next year). With a medical certificate you can transfer your participation free of charge. Without a certificate there will be a £10 transfer fee per person. You can submit and pay the transfer by contacting our customer service here.
The course is approximately 5k (3.1 miles) long. However, please note that the final distance may vary depending on the venue and terrain.
There will be a large variety of inflatable obstacles, foam, music, strobe tunnel and other fun surprises. Please note that we reserve the right to make changes to the number and range of the obstacles: depending on the venue, terrain, weather and other circumstances we might not be able to use all of our obstacles at every Color Obstacle Rush event.
Ground-up rainbows and 80’s neon trousers! Just kidding. The powder is actually dyed corn starch. Our product has been tested in the UK by SGS that states that all our ingredients are permitted according to The EU Cosmetic Regulation 1223 / 2009. Also, we use only fire retardant color powder in all of the Color Obstacle Rush events!
All our colour powders come from www.holicolorpowders.co.uk
Not only are you joining the most fun-filled running experience of your life, but you will also receive an official Color Obstacle Rush T-shirt, a personal color packet.
You can pick up your participant pack and any extra gear you may have ordered on the day of the event. Please show up approximately 45 minutes to an hour before your start time to ensure you have enough time for the pickup, bag drop and Warm-Up.
Please note that we don’t hand out colour packets before the run: participants will get their colour packets at the finish line.
Just your ticket and the accepted Terms & Conditions (depending on city/country this could be an online confirmation or a signed paper) are needed at the check-in. You also need to show a valid ID but other than that, it’s up to you what you want to bring. Most people have their phones with them during the event but that’s up to you.
Comfortable clothing is a good start, as are comfortable running shoes. All Rushers are encouraged to wear light coloured clothing as the colour powder shows best on light colours. As part of signing up, we will provide you with a free Color Obstacle Rush T-Shirt, which most of our Rushers wear for the event. Do not wear anything with sharp edges that might cause injury to other participants or damage the inflatable obstacles along the course. Please note the course includes obstacles where you slide and crawl, so wearing long pants is a good idea.
Although all of the ingredients in the coloured powder we use are FDA approved, they might still cause an allergic reaction to those who have asthma, allergies, or are sensitive to dust. Therefore appropriate protective gear, such as goggles, sunglasses, bandanas, and face masks should be worn to protect the eyes and face from exposure to the coloured powder during the event. We do not recommend using contact lenses!
If you have blond hair you can apply conditioner or olive oil to your hair before the event. That will help cleaning up afterwards! You can also cover your hair with a bandana or beanie or space helmet during the event if you wish.
You will be able to leave clothing in our controlled cloakroom. The cloakroom costs £2 per participant and you will also be charged £1 for each visit (apart from when you pick up your belongings to leave of course). Please ensure that you have the correct change with you.
Each participant will be able to leave one bag in the cloakroom. As cloakroom space is limited, we will not accept any bags that are bigger than a regular size rucksack or can’t be hung or weigh more than 5 kg. Permitted items are a jacket or a regular size rucksack (large items such as duffel bags are not allowed).
We also strongly recommend that you leave any valuable items at home. The Color Obstacle Rush will accept no liability for any items that are lost or damaged whilst in the cloakroom.
You can carry your cell phone during the run in an armband or in an oh-so-fashionable bum bag. However, the race includes some foam and water features (fun, right?!) so we can’t guarantee that the phone will stay dry unless you go around the ‘wet’ obstacles. You can also put your phone in a clear zipped bag, but please note that it would be difficult to perform some of the obstacles with a cell phone in your hand.
The Color Obstacle Rush is not a charity event, but runners are welcome to use their participation to raise money for their chosen charity.
More info: CHARITY
You can take your action camera (like GoPro) with you, but please note that selfie sticks are not allowed for safety reasons! If you would like to use for example a chest harness for your action camera, please make sure that the harness is safe and the clips will open if the harness gets caught on an obstacle.
We love photos! There will be one or more professional photographers stationed along the course to capture the Rush. The photos will be posted on the Color Obstacle Rush Facebook page and here colorobstaclerushphotos.com after each event. We will also use the photos in our advertisements in the future.
Unfortunately, they are not able to capture everyone, and so if you want to take your own photos you can put your mobile phone or camera in a clear zipped bag and take plenty of your own photos along the way. It can be difficult to navigate some of the inflatable obstacles with a cell phone or camera in your hand, so if you are bringing your own device along be sure to have a secure place to store it. Please note that there will be colour powder, foam and water splashes during the course.
Color Obstacle Rush is an alcohol free event – we promise that you will have a lot of fun without drinking! 😉
If you arrive by car, most of our venues offer paid parking (up to £5). The parking fees are paid in cash only. To avoid queues, kindly make sure that you bring exact change with you. We will provide more information about arriving to the venue in our information letter which we send out 2 weeks prior to the Event.
If you come to the event by car, we strongly recommend carpooling, because there will be a lot of participants arriving at the venue.
Spectators can gain entry to the Color Obstacle Rush free of charge. Many of the venues don’t lend themselves well to spectator viewing so we, unfortunately, can’t recommend bringing a whole lot of entourage with you. The size and location of the public space depends on the event venue. Please note that spectators do not have access to the start and finish festival area and/or are not permitted to access every part of the course for safety reasons.
We will e-mail you with more details about practicalities approximately 2 weeks before the event.
Unfortunately, we are not able to get cleaning stations at the event venues. In fine weather, it is quite easy to shake the colour off your clothes. In damp weather we recommend you to bring a change of clothes or some towels or large plastic bags with you to prevent your car or public transport from getting coloured.
After you have finished the event just blow all the excess colour off dry before entering the shower. After your first shower, some of the colour still might show a little but don’t ya worry: after a couple of washes you should be as clean as brand new!
It’s best to wash all your clothes first separately in cold water. If you are not sure how to do it just ask your mother. 🙂
Yes, it is possible to work as a volunteer. Volunteers will get a free ticket to the Color Obstacle Rush: You can sign up for the day before the event or you can volunteer on the event itself. If you sign up for the day before the event, you get a free ticket to the same event, and if you volunteer on the day of the event itself, we will give you a ticket to any other upcoming Color Obstacle Rush event within a year. In the latter case, kindly note that we can’t guarantee that next year there will be events held on the exact same locations as this year.
Regarding the tasks of the volunteers: before the event we will be needing help in all preparatory tasks, such as opening packages, putting items in an order, putting up fences, and taking care of the general cleanliness of the area. During the event, you will get to hand out finisher medals and colour packs at the finish line. Or if you prefer, you can act as a cheerer or a mascot, cheering the runners along the track and on the Festival Area! We will also need you to help us maintain the general cleanliness of the area.
Please note that we have a limited number of places for volunteers. The registration forms for our volunteers 2021 are open, you can sign up as a volunteer HERE.