About the Colour Run

Participants make their way around a 5km course, while being showered with brightly coloured powder by foodbank volunteers. 

How to enter

Registration is £10, which helps offset the cost of running the event. There is no minimum or maximum age limit, but please note the preparation advice below, and be sure you are medically fit to take part. Note that children under 11 must be supervised by a responsible adult. You can register online or by printing a form and posting it to us.  REGISTER ONLINE  

Spectators/supporters welcome; £10 registration is for runners.

Getting sponsored

We do ask that sponsored runners try to raise a minimum of £100. Ask friends, family, and colleagues to sponsor you. If you work for a medium- or large-sized company, you might be surprised at how willing they can often be to give very generously. Either way, it's important to start finding sponsors right away, because you won't want to miss your target. We've provided you with two ways to raise money (see below) but you are not limited to these.

Online via VirginMoneyGiving: You can send a link to friends, family and other contacts so they can easily sponsor you online. No need to worry about collecting the money from people, and we receive the money you raise directly. SET UP ONLINE SPONSORING

Sponsorship form: Get your sponsors to enter their details and the amount they want to give. Once the money is collected, please bring it to Luton Foodbank, or send a cheque made out to "Luton Foodbank Ltd", to PO Box 1379, Luton LU1 9PS. Please send sponsorship money by 20 April. GET SPONSORSHIP FORM

Whichever method you choose, please encourage your sponsors to tick the Gift Aid box, as this adds 25% to their donation at no extra cost to them. If you're using the form, please make sure you include it with your cheque so we are able to claim the Gift Aid.

A colour-filled morningfor all the family!

It's an event for all the family, with an emphasis on fun over athletic prowess. So if running isn't your thing, it's fine to walk! (But if you like a challenge, the event record is 26 minutes.)


Register a team of five runners for only £25. A trophy will be up for grabs for the fastest team around the course. Click the button for details. SCHOOL TEAMS


There's also a trophy for the individual winner, but fast or slow you'll receive a commemorative medal. We'll even throw in a pair of sunglasses, and an official Colour Run t-shirt.


We recommend you get advice on how to train for your run. If you are not used to running it's really important that you start gently, and work your way up. Try the free NHS Couch to 5K programme, which has accompanying apps for Android and iPhone. The event is open to all, but if you're not used to this kind of activity, you should consult your doctor first.

You can get great practice by joining Luton Wardown Parkrun, which is is a free-to-join regular Saturday morning event run by volunteers.  You need to sign up on their website before going along, so you can be issued with a barcode which they use to time your run. Our Colour Run course is closely based on the Parkrun circuit, so you'll be able to get a really good idea of how your training is going.


IMPORTANT By registering for this event, you are agreeing to the following:

  • You undertake to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship

  • You certify that I you are medically fit to take part

  • You agree that the organisers will in no way be held responsible for injury or illness during or as a result of the event

On the day
  • The Colour Run will take place in Wardown Park on Saturday 24th March 2018.
  • Free car parks can be reached via both the Old Bedford Road and New Bedford road entrances.
  • Please arrive by 10.00am to sign, collect your goodie-bag, and warm up.
  • The run will start promptly at 10.30am.
  • Winner's medal will be presented when all participants have crossed the finish line.