Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to run the Colour Canter?
No way! You can run, walk, skip, hop, crawl or roll – it’s entirely up to you!
Is there an age limit?
All ages are welcome, and we hope to see people from one to at least 91
Can I use my pushchair?
Sure can, just be aware there is a bit of uneven terrain so probably not the best place for your wee umbrella stroller, best to use something a bit sturdier.
Can I bring my pets?
Sorry no, this is an event for your human family and friends only.
What do I wear?
White, white, white and more white.
Do we get timed?
Nope, the only time we are worried about is a fun time!
What time does the event start?
The Temuka Colour Canter briefing will be at 3.15 – please make sure you are there, we would hate you to get lost and miss the after party! The first people step over the line at 3.30pm with waves been sent off every two minutes.
Where do I park?
There will be parking available on the surrounding streets but also parking on the grass verges on the lead up to the swimming pool and Torepe Fields. If you enter the Domain at the gate next to the Police Station and follow the road round veering to the right.
All other car parks around the Oval/Stadium/Rugby Club will be unavailable as these will be used for emergency access.
Do the colour stations affect vision or breathing?
The powder is made from starch powder and certified as non-toxic and free of heavy metals. Like all substances you will want to try avoid getting it into your eyes, our colour throwers will be working hard at helping you with this. Some Colour Canterer’s choose to wear glasses or goggles and use dust masks or bandanas.
Is the colour permanent?
While it is not as a rule permanent we do suggest leaving those expensive running shoes at home and maybe covering your pushchairs if you are worried. Generally colour is not difficult to wash off but with some people it may take a couple of washes for your skin to be completely colour free. If you are worried about your hair we suggest a hat, wig or shower cap. It has also been suggested that leave in conditioner or oil will help also. This applies especially to those with blonde/white hair.
You have been warned, you can’t hold us responsible for any new hair colours, clothes colours or re-designed pushchairs.
Can I buy extra colour?
Sure can, we want to keep the colour flowing. You can buy extra colour on the day.
How will it affect the inside of my car?
We suggest bringing an old towel or plastic bag to sit on. Or, even a change of clothes.
Are cameras and phones safe?
We keep our photographers at a medium distance to be safe. We suggest covering your phone/camera in plastic wrap or popping it in a glad-bag to stop those sneaky dust particles. We can’t be held responsible for any damage to your equipment.
Where do I go for registration pack pick up?
We will have several opportunities to come and meet the Colour Canter crew and pick up your registration pack:
Temuka (King St, next door to Temuka Pharmacy)
Thursday, 25th October 2017 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Friday, 26th October 2017 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Please note: There will be NO registration pick ups on the day, if you can’t make one of these slots please get your pack couriered or someone else to pick it up for you.
What is in my registration pack?
Well to start off your super cool, super important race number – no number, no crossing the start line, yep we are such meanies!
There will be an information sheet with all the bits and pieces you need to know for the day.
This year we have decided to change it up a little and instead of giving away bags with a selection of goodies in them as we have in the past, we will be using most of our sponsors fantastic donations as giveaways as spot prizes on the day and in the lead up via our Facebook page so keep your eyes peeled for those. There will still be a few giveaways at the registration days but we know that's not what you are really there for!
What does it cost to get my pack couriered?
$5 per entry.
When will packs be sent?
Approximately two weeks before the event, we will confirm when they are jetting their way to you!
Can I pick up my pack on the day?
Nope, if you can’t make one of the pick-ups you will need to get it couriered or someone else to pick it up for you.
Do I have to stay with my kids?
Well that is entirely up to you, your kids are your responsibility!
We recommend if they are going to be ahead of you, make an agreed meeting point or plan of attack before the event, only, that is if you want to find them! (we are just joking of course!)
There will be an information tent and the stage that you can come to and we can put a call out if need be.
Is there a t-shirt in my registration pack?
No, we know how much people love to dress up at these events so have left it up to the individual to get their own t-shirt.
Where are the toilets?
There will be toilets at the start / finish line, there are also some over at the playground but none on the course.
What if I hurt myself?
We will have a qualified first aid team at the event. If you need help on the course, if you can and is safe to do so please make way to the nearest colour station where help will be available. Alternatively, stay put and get someone to run to the nearest colour station or call for help.
What if it rains?
Unless you are a disprin you’re not going to dissolve so it’s all systems go. But of course it is entirely up to you whether or not you still come along and join in the fun. We will only cancel if it is a serious weather event that is going to affect our participants and volunteers safety. Remember there are no refunds.
Can I transfer my entry?
Yes, up until two days before the event. Just email us at email@example.com with Transfer in the subject box. Please verify all your registration information in the body of the email along with the new participants’ details.
Can some else pick up my registration pack?
Yes, no problems.
Are there refunds?
We are sorry, but there are absolutely no refunds for any reason. You can transfer your entry to someone else up until two days before the event.
What happens at the finish line?
One heck of a party! You can celebrate with your friends and family finishing the event, we will have various food vendors around the oval, a band playing and a good old party going on! If parties aren’t your thing there is a great playground, bird aviary, mini golf, tennis courts, skate/scooter park and even a petanque court to fill in your evening with.
What if I want to volunteer?
We would welcome you with open arms! Flick us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on our Facebook page.
What if I want to become a sponsor?
Again, we would welcome you with open arms! Flick us an email at email@example.com or message us on our Facebook page.
Who is running this awesome event?
Friends of St Joseph’s School Temuka (FOSJ), we are the equivalent of your school’s PTA or Home & School Committee. First and foremost we are wanting to showcase our wee town to a wide range of people and get people in our town excited about showing it off to you. Hit up your friends and family here for a bed and make a whole weekend of it. We will be using this as a school fundraiser.
When do entries close?
Friday, 19th October 2017 - unless sold out prior, so best get them as soon as possible!
I’ve still got a question…
Message us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on our Facebook page.