Rainbow Rush

Join us on Sunday 17th July for Rainbow Rush, the most colourful fun run in Darlington!

Online entry for Rainbow Rush is now closed. For any information or queries, please get in touch with the St Teresa’s Hospice Fundraising Team, either via phone on 01325 254321 or email at [email protected]

General Rules & Conditions.

Please read the following Rules and Conditions before registering.

By submitting an online registration, you confirm that you and your team have read and fully accept the conditions of entry to the Rainbow Rush 2022 event and accept all of the rules and conditions.

  • In the event that Rainbow Rush cannot take place on Sunday 17th July 2022, every attempt will be made to arrange a new date. Refunds will only be made in the event that the event is unavoidably cancelled by the organisers (St Teresa’s Hospice).
  • All participants are responsible for their own medical condition. Neither the organisers of the event, nor our sponsors accept any liability for the health of the entrant.
  • Never throw paint directly into people’s faces – the paint may be non-toxic but it will cause irritation if it gets into your eyes.
  • Try avoid directly breathing it in – its non-toxic and a small amount should be okay, it can still cause irritation of the lungs if inhaling too much.
  • Neither the organisers, nor the sponsors have any liability in relation to Rainbow Rush 2022.
  • The organisers and the sponsors of the event, to the extent permitted by law, exclude liability for any loss, damage, injury, or consequential loss suffered by any entrant personally or to their property as result of their entry to or participation in this event.
  • By taking part in this event you are committing to raising money for St Teresa’s Hospice. You are not allowed to give your fundraising to any other charity (directly or via other fundraising websites).
  • You are not permitted to use any of the sponsor money that you raise in relation to your entry in Rainbow Rush 2022 to pay for your expenses.
  • By completing the entry process you are agreeing to fully abide by the rules of the event as they are communicated to you in advance and at the event.

Preparing & Training

For the full experience, we recommend runners wear a plain white t-shirt, so that the paint shows up as they are completing the course. It’s also important to wear comfortable trainers with enough support, and we recommend a change of clothes for after the Rush!

Rainbow Rush is designed to be family friendly and fun, so whether you are a seasoned runner or a beginner, the course should be okay for you! Please take your time and complete the course at your own pace. If you feel you need to skip a paint station or obstacle that’s fine; you can follow the path around them.

While the Rainbow Rush is for families, we have an age restriction in place to keep everyone safe. Under 5’s will not be permitted to run the route, and children aged 5-16 will need to be accompanied by an adult taking part.

On the day

Before and after your run you will have time to enjoy our fun stalls and grab a drink and bite to eat.

You are welcome to bring spectators but they must stay within the defined spectator area and not enter the run arena. Please follow our instructions and the instructions of our marshals on the day.

The paint is water soluble, so whatever can’t be dusted off should come off after a good shower. If it stains, it should come out after a few washes. However, just to be on the safe side we recommend you wear something you don’t mind getting dirty.

If you WANT to keep your paint stains as a souvenir, you can spray your clothes with vinegar and iron them before washing which should help them set!

FAQs

  • When is it taking place?
    Rainbow Rush will be taking place on Sunday 17th July 2022.
  • Is there an age limit?
    The course is designed with adults and children in mind, but to ensure safety we can’t let under 5s run. Ages 6-16 will need to be accompanied by an adult.
  • What time are the waves?
    We will have 2 Waves of runners: morning 10.00am-12.30pm and afternoon 1.00pm-3.30pm. You will be assigned an exact time when you register. These times will be on display here at a later date.
  • What are the paints made of?
    The paints are made of corn starch and pigment. They are non-toxic and body safe. We do however advise you avoid getting it in your eyes or breathing it directly. While they are non-toxic it can still cause minor irritation.
  • Should I bring anything with me?
    Bring water. Bring a camera – the corn-starch will not hurt it, but you might have to wipe off the lens a few times.
  • Do I need to train to prepare?
    The Rainbow Rush is a fun and playful run around Longfield Academy Sports Field. It is designed for everyone; young or old, experienced runners or novices – it doesn’t matter. You can run, walk or dance around the course, we don’t mind as long as you have fun! There are no winners or official times, so enjoy your day and help St T’s fundraise in this colourful event. We don’t expect people will need to train to take part.
  • What should I wear?
    For the full experience, we recommend runners wear a plain white t-shirt so that the paint shows up as they are completing the course. It’s also important to wear comfortable trainers with enough support, and we recommend a change of clothes for after the Rush! We also recommend you wear a cheap pair of sunglasses, which protect your eyes and make you look cooler!

The paint is water soluble, so whatever can’t be dusted off should come off after a good shower. If it stains, it should come out after a few washes. However, just to be on the same side we recommend you wear something you don’t mind getting dirty. If you WANT to keep your paint stains as a souvenir, you can spray your clothes with vinegar and iron them before washing which should help them set.

We recommend you don’t wear any jewellery that might get snagged or damaged – to keep you safe as well as ensuring our obstacles don’t get damaged.

  • Can I bring my pet?
    Unfortunately to keep everyone safe we cannot allow pets to be there or take part on the day. Longfield Academy is a dog free venue.
  • Do you allow spectators?
    You are welcome to bring spectators but they must stay within the defined spectator area and not enter the run arena. Please follow our instructions and the instructions of our marshals on the day.
  • How are you COVID-19 safe?
    The event will take place outdoor and there is plenty of room to maintain social distancing. We will have hand hygiene stations on the event site for entrants and event staff.
  • Can I sign up on the day?
    Unfortunately, no. We have to be able to manage numbers running and assign start times beforehand. Please register in advance.
  • How do I pay in my sponsorship after the event?
    St Teresa’s Hospice can only continue caring with the fantastic support of the local community. You can pay your sponsorship online via the Donate form (leave a note to say what it is for) by Bank Transfer, cheque or in person. You should have all these details in sponsorship pack, but please contact the events team for any further information or help.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • We want all supporters of St Teresa’s Hospice to be safe. You must adhere to the current Government guidelines around COVID-19 at all times.
  • Please visit gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance before you take part.
  • We will have safety measures in place according to the national guidance at the time of the event. Please adhere to these rules and listen to marshals on the day.

Young supporters (under 16 years)

This event has an age restriction to ensure everyone’s safety. Unfortunately runners under 5 will not be able to take part, and participants under 16 will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. 

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

By submitting this form, you give St Teresa’s Hospice explicit consent to process the personal data you have provided for the purposes of your entry in Rainbow Rush 2022. We’d also love to keep you up to date with our news, activities and how you can support us in future. You can update your communication preferences or opt-out of receiving communications from us at any time. You can do this by sending an email to [email protected] or by phone on 01325 254321. Find out how we use/look after your data by viewing our Privacy Policy at www.darlingtonhospice.org.uk 

For any further information, please contact our dedicated Events Team on 01325 254321 or email [email protected].