FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who can participate in Color Obstacle Rush?
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 particpant 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 a written permission signed by their legal guardian. Please note that the legal guardian has to sign the waiver of the minor; 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 to 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. 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! :)
What is the coloured powder made of?
Ground up rainbows and 80s neon trousers! Just kidding. The powder is actually dyed corn starch. Our product has been tested in UK by SGS and states that all our ingredients are permitted according The EU Cosmetic Regulation 1223 / 2009. Also, we use only fire retardant color powder in all of the Color Obstacle Rush events!
How long is the course?
The course is approximately 5k (3.1 miles) long. However, please note that the final distance may vary depending on the venue and terrain.
What kind of obstacles will I be running, bouncing and crawling through?
We'll keep some of your very favourite obstacles from 2016 but replace all the rest with something bigger, better and something that we believe will become your new favourites in 2017. There will be a large variety of inflatable obstacles, foam, music 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.
What should I wear for the Color Obstacle Rush?
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.
In order to join the event you will have to wear sunglasses or goggles. We do not recommend using contact lenses!
What do I get when I sign up?
Not only are you joining the most fun-filled running experience of your life, you will also receive an official Color Obstacle Rush T-shirt, a personal colour packet and a finisher medal.
What do I need to take with me on the event day?
You will need your printed confirmation email (or just download or take a photo of it on your phone), your ID card, printed and signed waiver (see and download here), comfortable clothing and also some cash for the cloakroom and the Store. And don’t forget your smile! :)
How do I pick up my swag?
You can pick up your participant pack and any extra gear you may have ordered (or qualified for as an Early Bird) 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 (if you need to use it) and the warm-ups. Participants will get their colour packets at the finish line. :)
How about the group discount? How does the team entry work?
A team consists of four people or more. First 4 team members must be signed up at once to get the team discount (10%) at checkout. Don't forget to create an unique team name for your group! ;)
When you sign up for the event you can register only yourself or a team. Team discount will be given to groups of 4 people or more. First 4 team members must be signed up at once to get the team discount (10%) at checkout.
After the registration team members will receive a confirmation email which includes a team link. The link can be sent to potential team members. When they register and pay via the link, they will automatically move to the same order and get the group discount (if there is already 3 or more participants signed up for that order).
Can my friends join my team afterwards and get the 10 % discount?
If you have friends who'd like to join your team after you've made the initial entry, they are still allowed to do so. Your friends can register via link that has been sent to you by email (the email has been sent to you right after your registration). If they register and pay via the link, they will automatically be moved to your order and get the discount, if there are already three or more participants signed up.
Even if your friends sign up for your team, we can't guarantee that there will be spots left in that start group. However, if you want to get all your peeps together after they have ended up all over the start group jungle, you can always change your whole crew in any start group that still has availability. In the Rusher profile you can change your start slot to any start slot that still has availability by choosing a new start group from the drop down menu. Remember to save changes and download a new ticket before the event!
Can I work as a volunteer at Color Obstacle Rush?
Yes, it is possible to work as a volunteer. Volunteers will get a free ticket to the Obstacle Color Rush: You can sign up for the day before the event or the evening after the event. If you sign up for the day before the event, you get a free ticket to the same event, and if you sign up for the evening after the event, we will give you a ticket to any other upcoming Color Rush Obstacle event. Unfortunately, we can not take volunteers for the actual event. Please note that we have a limited number of places for volunteers.
You can sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/EuaxEeI2cyMFGJMc2
Is the Color Obstacle Rush for a specific charity or can I do the run for my chosen charity?
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
Can I check-in my bag at the event?
You will be able to leave clothing in our controlled cloakroom. The cloakroom will cost £1 per participant and you will also be charged £1 for each visit (apart from when you pick up your belongings up 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.
Can I take my phone with me?
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.
Can I take my action camera and my selfie stick with me?
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.
Am I allowed to consume alcohol at the event?
Color Obstacle Rush is an alcohol free event – we promise that you will have a lot of fun without drinking! ;)
Can my friends or family come and watch the race?
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 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.
Is there a parking available?
We have different kind of parking arrangements at every event venue. We will e-mail you more details about the venue, parking and other practicalities approximately 2 weeks before the event.
How do I clean up after I’ve finished the course?
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 change of clothes or some towels or large plastic bag with you to prevent your car or public transport from getting coloured.
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.
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.
After you have finished the event just blow all the excess colour off dry before entering shower. After your first shower some of the colour still might show a little but don't ya worry: after 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. :)
Can I participate if I am pregnant or I have some health issues?
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).
What if it rains?
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. We have reduced the amount of people per start group for 2016 so it shouldn't get very crowded at all even in rain, though.
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.
Can I transfer my registration to another start wave?
You can change your start time to another wave by yourself (provided the wave is not sold out) by contacting our customer service or in your Rusher profile yourself. You can change your start slot to any start slot that still has availability in your Rusher profile by choosing a new start group from the drop down menu. Remember to save changes and download a new ticket before the event!
I am unable to attend the event, can I get my money back?
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.
Can I transfer my registration to another person?
You are able to transfer your registration to another person in your Rusher profile yourself: just change the details of the new participant to the profile. Remember to save changes and download the ticket for the new participant! A link to your own Rusher profile will have been sent to you via email when you first registered.
Can I transfer my registration to another Color Obstacle Rush location?
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 via this form: