Colour Run

Let's get colourful together with the most joyful 5K you will ever take part in.


Ed Slater Colour Fun Run

The Colour Run is a chance for everyone to celebrate in true Cheltenham 7s style on Friday 19th July. The run will be fun, vibrant, joyful and crazy! It will start at 6:30pm and will be a marked 5km route around Newlands Park.

If you don’t know what a Colour Run is… it’s simple… you run, walk, skip or jump your way around our 5km course where our volunteers, your supporters and fellow runners will be throwing coloured powders in the air for you to go through.

The only rule is to finish the run plastered in as much colour as possible! Once you’ve completed the run you will be given your medal, finishers goodie bag and free pint! Then, should you wish to use them, you will have access to changing rooms and showers, or wear it like a champions badge of honour and stay plastered in your colours for the festival! We’ve got huge music acts, fully stocked bars and food, so what are you waiting for?


If you have already bought yourself a festival ticket(s) but now fancy taking part in this joyful Colour Run… don’t sweat it… you can still take part 🥳 register for the Colour Run below.

Cheltenham Colour Run
Colour Run with powder
Cheltenham Colour Run
Running with colour


Whats included Colour Run

Colour Run + Festival Tickets

ℹ︎) All tickets are delivered as eTickets, please make sure you have a valid email address before making your purchase. Fixrs processing fees may be added at checkout.


Will there be a course map and medics on site? Yes there will be a running map, marshals and medics onsite.

Will the run be timed? There will be a running clock but no running chips or official timings recorded.

How do I register? Purchase a Colour Run ticket or register here if you already have a festival ticket but now want to take part.

What time will the run start? 6:30pm on 19th July, we advise you to get to the festival 1hr before to complete registration and collect your white T-Shirt.

What should I bring? We advise you to bring a white T-Shirt, shorts and footwear you are comfortable to run in. Keep in mind you will get colourful with your powder paint.

If I've already bought a weekend or Friday festival ticket can I take part and how much extra will I pay? Yes you can take part in the Colour Run at no extra cost, just register online with proof of a festival ticket.

Where will I be able to get the colour pouches? We will be providing them at the event.

Will my Friday or Weekend ticket give me access to the Colour Run? Yes this will automatically give you access to the Colour Run on Friday but you will need to be registered to run.

Is colour powder safe? Our Color Dust is non-toxic, 100% safe and biodegradable. It is not meant for consumption, so you'll want to keep our color dust out of the eyes and lungs.

Are children allowed to take part in the run? Under 18’s are unfortunately not able to take part in the Colour Run (Please be aware there are under 18s and under 15s terms and conditions) read terms here.

If you have any qestions, please email info@cheltenham7sfestival.co.uk. or message us on social.