The small print…

This isn’t your average fun run, so please ensure you have read and agreed to these terms and conditions before registering to take part in or spectate at our Blackpool Colour Run event.  You never know… you may learn a thing or two!


  1. Participants must submit an official registration form with the correct non-refundable registration fee.
  2. The registration fee contributes largely to the cost of staging Blackpool Colour Run and includes your entry pack and fundraising materials. All funds donated or raised in sponsorship go toward patient care provision.
  3. We expect Blackpool Colour Run to be attended by a high percentage of under 16’s, all of whom will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult, who has also registered for the event.
  4. Transfer of places is not permitted. If you are unable to attend Blackpool Colour Run after registering, please email or call 01253 359362.


  1. The actual race will start at 11:00 on Saturday 11th July, with an estimated finish time of 12:30. We reserve the right to impose a cut off time, to allow the site to be cleared of participants, equipment and litter prior to the tide returning.
  2. The Blackpool Colour Run is not a timed event. Participants can run, walk or dance their way round the course. Just be sure to do it before the tide comes back in.
  3. The event will be controlled by a number of marshals.  For the safety of yourself, other participants and the spectators, please abide by any instructions issued by the marshals.


  1. Sponsor forms are included in your entry pack and must be returned as soon as possible after Blackpool Colour Run, along with all the lovely funds you have raised.
  2. Tick the Gift Aid box where applicable, so we can make your donations go 25% further for our patients. Imagine how much more funds the hospice would receive (at no extra cost to you), if everyone eligible ticked this box. The mind boggles.
  3. We ask that all sponsorship and donations are returned to Trinity Hospice by August 30th, 2020. By doing so, Trinity Hospice can make sure that we are on target to achieve best possible care to those who need it. You can return your funds via cheque made payable to “Trinity Hospice”, along with your sponsorship form to Trinity Hospice, Low Moor Road, Blackpool, FY2 0BG, or alternatively you can hand deliver your funds to our main reception between 9-9pm Monday to Sunday.
  4. All funds raised by your participation in events in support of Trinity Hospice are raised for the sole purpose and benefit of Trinity Hospice (registered charity no. 511009) and those who receive the support from its services.


  1. Prior to the event, each participant will receive an individual participant number. Please ensure you complete the contact information on the reverse and wear this number to the event. All participants must be accounted for throughout the route. These numbers are unique to you and therefore must not be swapped with other participants.
  2. For your safety and enjoyment of the event, we ask that you follow and adhere to the instructions given by the event organisers and event marshals.
  3. If you are unable to complete the 3km route in full, you must inform an event marshal that you are unable to continue and hand in your participant number. Assistance can be sought if required. Trinity Hospice recommend that where possible participants should walk with an acquaintance or stay with other participants.
  4. We kindly request that NO DOGS, except assistance, PAT and authorised security dogs are brought along to the Blackpool Colour Run. This is in the best interest of your family pet and all those participating. However, please note that the beach is a public place and there may be dogs off the lead that belong to walkers in the area that are unconnected to the event.
  5. Blackpool Colour Run involves a level of sustained physical activity. Participants make the decision to take part and must be satisfied that this activity is suitable for them as individuals. Neither Trinity Hospice nor its affiliates can be held accountable for aggravation to illness or injury sustained due to participation in this activity.
    Participants are recommended to seek advice from their medical practitioner prior to taking part in this event, and make provisions to ensure their safe participation. Medical assistance will be available during Blackpool Colour Run.
  6. Due to uneven sand on the beach, we strongly advise that all participants wear appropriate footwear to ensure their safe and enjoyable participation. Running barefoot is not permitted – you never know what the sea washed up the night before.
  7. Participants are asked to come equipped with whatever necessary clothing, medication and nourishment is required to enable enjoyable and safe participation in this activity. We suggest all participants come equipped with a pair of sunglasses.
  8. We aim to ensure the commencement of the event, however the beach is an exposed area and is at the mercy of strong winds. Should a decision be necessary to postpone or cancel the event, participants are encouraged to look out for updates via Trinity Hospice social media channels.
  9. Should alterations to the planned activity be necessary to ensure safety of our participants, we will give prior notice either before the event or on arrival to the event of any alterations made.
  10. Alcohol is not permitted at the event. Trinity Hospice reserves the right to disqualify anyone who is under the influence of alcohol, whether consumed prior to commencement or during the event. This is done in order to prevent risk to the safety and enjoyment of yourself and others.
  11. By taking part, all participants confirm that they are happy for their names and any footage or photographs taken during the event to be used to publicise or report on Blackpool Colour Run and Trinity Hospice generally. Should special dispensation be required, it is the responsibility of the participants to inform Trinity Hospice of such requirements.
  12. We recognise family and friends may wish to photograph Blackpool Colour Run, however if you are an unofficial professional or commercial photographer and plan on taking multiple photographs of participants who are not personally known to you, please contact us prior to the event to obtain permission and a full briefing. In order to ensure the safety and privacy of our participants, Trinity Hospice reserves the right to ask any person taking photographs to refrain from doing so.
  13. Trinity Hospice reserves the right to update its terms and conditions in relation to the Blackpool Colour Run at any time prior to the event. All participants will be provided with any updated terms and conditions in advance of the event or on the day of the 3km Blackpool Colour Run.


  1. The ‘paint’ is actually natural corn starch, mixed with 0.5% fluorescent tint (5000mg/kg) in the paint pouches and food grade corn starch with less than 10% cosmetic grade colour in the paint station ‘paint’. It can be inhaled in small quantities without adverse affects, but we’d recommend those with asthma to seriously think about the potential affect of airborne powdered paint and their condition.
    If you’ve had skin reactions to powdered paint previously, we’d recommend a test patch at least 48 hours prior to the event, by using your paint pouch provided as part of your entry pack.
  2. This product is meant to be thrown directly onto the body avoiding the face. If anyone is seen to be throwing paint intentionally towards a participants face, or throwing paint at another participant/volunteer against their wishes, that person will be given a warning and asked not to do so. If this becomes a repeated occurrence the participant will be asked to leave the event.
  3. Please see the following symptoms and effects the paint may cause. Trinity Hospice is not liable for any adverse effects.
  4. Ingestion: This is not allowed, however if this does occur the participant should drink plenty of water.
  5. Inhalation: If paint is inhaled, the participant should remove themselves from the area into fresh air. Participants with asthma or any other respiratory conditions are asked to strongly consider if this event is suitable for them to take part in.  If you are concerned, but wish to take part, use a bandana or dust mask to cover your mouth.
  6. Skin Contact: The paint may cause temporary stain on the skin. This will wash off with soap and water.
  7. Eyes: If paint should come into contact with the eyes, participants should flush eyes with plenty of water. Participants who wear contact lenses are recommended to exercise extra caution.  Trinity Hospice recommends that eye protection is worn.
  1. Trinity Hospice suggests that participants should wear old white clothing. Trinity Hospice are not responsible for the staining of clothing.
  2. Trinity Hospice also suggest that your transport is protected from the paint powder. For example covering car seats in plastic to avoid participant’s car from becoming covered in powder paint.
  3. Trinity Hospice requests that participants avoid throwing paint close to vehicles and technical equipment.
  4. Event participants bring mobile phones and other technical equipment at their own risk.  Trinity Hospice cannot take responsibility for any damage to participant’s personal items.


  1. We welcome family and friends to support participants and spend a great day at the beach with us during Blackpool Colour Run. However, powdered paint will travel and you may end up leaving wearing a little bit more colour than you’d planned. Please choose your clothing and spectator spot carefully.

Take care, look after each other and have a fantastic Blackpool Colour Run!

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