We will post some FAQs here - any other quesions just let us know!
Q: Is The Colour Dash timed?
A: No it is not a timed event. We suggest self-timing for anyone desiring a finish time.
Q: Will the powdered colour damage me? Will I be hurt?
A: No, it is not dangerous at all; it is as safe as flour, non-toxic and totally natural. If you are an asthmatic we recommend you have your inhaler with you. We do urge people to wear sunglasses to protect their eyes. People with Lighter coloured hair may want to wear a hat as it can be harder to wash out of grey and blonde hair.
Q: Do I need to be a fit runner to do this?
A: NOT AT ALL! The Colour Dash event is all about having fun and finishing the run looking colourful! You can run, walk, crawl or even cartwheel over the finish line!
Q: Can I run with my dog?
A: Sorry, no dogs allowed.It can irritate their eyes - we can wear shades...they can't!
Q: Can I take part with my kids?
A: The Colour Dash is for families of all ages. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Q: Is there an age limit for younger participants?
A: No age limits. If they can cover 4km running or walking, they can absolutely do the Corrib County Colour Dash! We do, however, advise that children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult to participate.
Q: What do I wear on the day of the race?
A: Wear as much white as possible during the Colour Dash. And wear something you don’t mind getting a little grubby!
Q: Can I bring a child in a buggy?
A: Yes, buggies are allowed however we will not throw any colour at the buggies, as young children may find it upsetting…and this day is all about the fun!
Q: Will the colour powder ruin clothes, hair or running shoes?
A: The colour powder we use is non-toxic and totally natural and it will mostly dissolve and wash out of clothes. The sooner you wash it though the better, we suggest wearing items that you wouldn’t mind getting colourful.
Q: How does the colour affect the inside of cars?
A: The powder should not badly affect the inside of a car but we would advise you to bring a towel to sit on in your car just to make sure. There will be changing facilities should you wish to get changed after the race.
Q: Who throws the powder?
A: We will have responsible volunteers throwing the powder along the route. They will aim at the t-shirt unless expressly asked otherwise! There are four colour stations and 4 colours.
Q: Getting clean – how do I do it?
A: With a good dusting off, you aren’t 100% clean, but you are totally good for the drive home. It is actually pretty fun to see people still coloured up around town after the event. It’s like a badge of honour! If you’re sitting in a car or public transport on the way home, don’t forget extra towels to sit on!
Q: Can spectators attend the post-race refreshments?
A: Absolutely. You may want to warn them though… they ain’t coming out of the party clean!
Q: Are cameras and phones safe to have in the ‘Color Zones’?
A: We suggest wrapping smart phones and cameras in cling wrap or putting them in a zip lock bag for protection, especially if you want to get shots right in the midst of the colour.