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Run Or Dye

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"Run Or Dye" is the world's most COLOURFUL RUN. Experience the world’s most colourful fun run with friends and family. NOW with new foam zone too!

Run or Dye is a chance to experience THE most colour-filled day with family and friends to celebrate friendship, fitness, and fun. Penshurst Place offers an iconic venue and beautiful course to enjoy a walk, run or dance while being covered in huge amounts of colour!

How to enter the Run Or Dye

  1. 5k runner

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  2. 3.5K runner

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  3. 1K runner

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Run Or Dye routes

TThe 5K course takes in four dye stations and a foam zone, so loads of colour and fun as you head around the stunning estate. No need to race, just go your own pace and feel free to walk, dance or run!

All of the distances promise a colourful welcome from the Run or Dye festival, a blast of colour at the start line and on crossing the finish line a full on festival with top tunes, lots more colour and awesome dye games!

Event Details

Inspired by the ancient Hindu festival of Holi, known as the ‘Festival of Colours’, Run or Dye gives runners, walkers and all speeds in-between, the opportunity to experience the thrill of a colour festival! Participants run through Four Dye and a new Foam Zone, turning into a technicolour canvas of fun. As part of registration all participants will receive goody bags with a white t-shirt, dye packs, body art and plenty more to get geared up for the most colourful 5K.

Your ticket includes: your race entry, bib number, t-shirt, goodie bag and entry to the post-race dye festival!

Any children under 12 years participate in this event must accompanied by a registered adult.

Registration check-in opens at 8am. Please present your confirmation email to pick up you free T-shirt and goodie bag.

Our volunteers are the heart and soul of the Dye Nation, we couldn’t be successful without you!

When you volunteer with Run or Dye, not only do you contribute to making the world a more colourful place, but you also support Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity (GOSH) and their Kiss it Better Appeal.

We need volunteers who are dedicated, hard-working, excited, and passionate about living life in full colour.

What’s in a goodie bag?
In the goodie bag: your bib number, a dye packet, wristband, and body art.

Can I sign up a team?
Well we’re all one big team really!  Just arrive together and you and your friends can all start together! We’d still like to reward group bookings! So if you enter 3+ people online in one go, we’ll take off £2 per person.

Are there family tickets?
Yes, with ‘Family Runners’ a booking must include a minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 people. One member must be between the ages of 7-12yrs on event day. The purchaser is required to fill in the details of each member and pay for the booking.

What age can my children take part in the run on their own?
All Primary school children running the rainbow should take part with an adult and we recommend at least one adult to 4 children.

Do I have to register my little un’s?
Yes, please sign up your Mini Runners online. There is a small fee for 6 years and under who will be joining you around the 3.5K and 5K routes. These Mini Runners will also receive a goodie bag and T-shirt. In 2018 we have added a new 1K Mini Dash for the little ones to have fun running with their parents.

Is the dye safe?
Yes, the dye is 100% safe. Made out of coloured cornstarch. It’s completely natural and causes no harm to the skin or environment and is designed to wash out of clothes and hair. But you might want to avoid wearing your most expensive white jeans and fashion trainers.

Will there be any food and drink at the event?
Yes. Several healthy and wholesome food and drink concessions will be at the event.

Can I get a drink during the run?
Yes there is a water station half way round the run and at the end.

What time does the run start?
Runners go off in waves of around 500 people beginning at approximately at 10.00am.

Can I bring my dog?
We love the pooches as much as anybody but dogs are not allowed on the Run or Dye course. BUT supporters can bring well-behaved dogs on leads to the Event Village. Don’t forget your pooper scooper!

Is there a bag drop?
Yes! Just put your gear in a bag and hand it into bag drop. We’ll look after it while you have fun out on the run and at the dye festival.

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