Anyone and any age. Prams are allowed. sorry No Dogs
Can I walk if I want?
Yes you can, this is not a timed event and no time limit to how long you take to complete the course. But you may want to get back to the Colour Party at the finish line with some of Melbourne's top DJ's
What do I get?
In your entry pack you will a receive a T-Shirt and colour bomb (this will be given once you cross the line). Children under 5 can register for free but would need to purchase an entry pack on day to the value of $15 to include these items. for Entries received during race week, we cant guarantee correct shirt size.
Is the Colour Safe?
Yes colour bombs are made from food grade corn starch so it’s natural, non-toxic, non irritant and safe for person and planet!
What happens after I cross the Finish line?
We have a great party and is your chance to release a few more endorphins. It’s your chance to show off your biggest, baddest dance moves while wildly bopping around to some of the latest and greatest tunes. It also happens to be the place our epic Colour Throws take place, so prepare to be even more coloured than you ever thought possible! (yep, we’re talking blowing colour out of your nose for the next few hours…or days)
Can I take photos or film at the event?
Yes no problem, make sure you share them around on social media to show all your friends what a great time you had #colourcarnivale
What happens if it is raining on event day?
The event will go ahead if it rains on the day. If Event People determine that any weather conditions are determined to be unsafe then the event will be postponed
Am I able to receive a refund?
sorry once you have entered there are no refunds. however We do offer a free transfer to someone else
Can someone else pick up my packet for me?
Yes, just bring along their ticket at registration. Can be hard copy or electronic.
How can I retrieve a copy of my confirmation email/check in ticket?
Log back into the Acitve Network login. if you have no luck please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send you a copy.
Can I have my event kit delivered?
Yes, just be sure to select the “post my kit” option when registering. Postage is an additional $10.00. Event kits will be delivered to the address listed during your registration. NOTE: Postage closes 4 weeks prior to the event so you must register before this date to recive your pack in the post, and will be sent out on the 7th August (Mornington). Wait at least 7 - 10 days for delivery.
Can I edit my address after registering?
Yes. Any changes to your address must be made 4 weeks prior to the event. To update your address or any other details log into your account.
If I have purchased a ticket and postage can I still transfer my entry?
Yes, however all transfers must be made 4 weeks prior to the event. After this stage we cannot complete any transfers – as your kit has already been dispatched to you!
Can I run with a jogging stroller and my kids?
Yes for sure.
Is the course wheel-chair friendly?
Yes but we suggest an all-terrain wheelchair or to bring a friend along who will be able to help you through more tricky parts of the course.
Can I bring my scooter or bike?
Unfortunately, due to safety reasons No
Can I run with my dog/cat/turtle?
Sorry, no animals at any of our events.
Is water supplied?
We encourage you to bring your own water. Every competitor will receive a water bottle at the end of the event. There will be a water station at the halfway point.
What is the colour made from? Does it stain?
The coloured powder we use is made from corn-starch and natural food dyes. It will wash out of your clothes, however we suggest you leave your designer gear at home! Only wear what you’re willing to get colourful
Will the colour stain my hair?
The coloured powder does generally wash out of your hair, however we do recommend you take precautions if you’re worried! The colour does tend to stick to lighter hair… blondes you are warned! Oiling your hair before the run will help the colour wash out. If you’re having trouble washing it after the event, bi-carb soda and anti dandruff shampoo will help get the more stubborn colour out! We do not take any responsibility for additional costs associated with the removal of colour.
Will the colour ruin clothes or running shoes?
The colour does mostly wash out after the event. As with anything dirty, the sooner you wash it the better. We suggest wearing items that you wouldn’t mind getting colourful.
How do I preserve those precious colours in my shirt?!
If you would like to preserve the colour in your running shirt, spray it with vinegar, let it dry and then iron it. But if you wash it….it eventually will come out.
Does the colour powder effect your eyes? Or breathing?
The colour powder used is certified non-toxic and free of any heavy material. Our bright colours are cornstarch and FD&C dyes. As with any substance, you want to keep it out of your eyes and our color throwers make sure to aim low as you pass by. Some runners opt to wear glasses or goggles for their eyes and use a bandana or dust mask for their mouths.
How does the color affect the inside of cars?
Most people bring some towels for the insides of their cars, just in case.
Are cameras and phones safe to have in the colour zones?
If you want to get shots right in the midst of the colour we recommend covering cameras/phones with glad wrap or placing your phone in a zip lock bag.