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Think summer. Think fun. Think St Michael’s Hospice Paint Runner.

Soak up the summer spirit on Saturday 7th August by drenching your family in colour along our easy five-kilometre course featuring a number of paint stations.

The Paint Runner features:

Festival-style pre-run entertainment from 10am

Food and Beverage stalls

Merchandise stall

Child price: £9
Adult price: £18
Family price: £50 (maximum 2 adults)

Tickets include a festival wristband, sunglasses, Paint Runner t-shirt, and a bag of throwing paint to get the party started.

As a massive thank you for raising £20 for us, we’ll give you 2 bags of paint to throw about in the main area, adding to your enjoyment. In fact, for every £20 you raise we’ll give you 2 bags of paint; raise £200 for us and that’s a whopping 20 bags of paint. 

Why £20? Well £20 pays for one of our patients to take a hydrotherapy bath, something you might need after getting covered in paint – and probably take for granted. Unfortunately, many of our patients would not be able to take a relaxing bath without our support, and that’s why we need you, so that we can continue to offer them free of charge to those that need them. 

Become a Paint Running VIP by raising £100 or more. Not only will you get 10+ bags of paint but you’ll also get a branded drinks bottle filled with sweets and merchandise to keep you going around the run! 

To exchange your sponsorship, you’ll need to either bring a printed copy of your JustGiving/Facebook page or have it loaded onto your phone/a screen shot to show the staff in the merchandise tent. The staff can also take sponsorship money if you’ve collected it the traditional way. 

Your entry fees go towards putting on a great event but it is your sponsorship that makes a difference to people’s lives at the Hospice; please do as much as you can.

Sign up to JustGiving now by clicking here

What is the paint made of?
The powder paint is made from natural corn starch and is non-toxic, 100% safe and biodegradable. The dye is food grade tested, and although you can eat it, we strongly advise not to (not least because it won’t be tasty).

How do we get clean after?
At the finish line you can give yourself a good dusting off to remove most of the powder. You won’t be 100% clean, but you will be able to remove most of the paint. We recommend that you leave a towel in your car to cover your seat, or spare clothes to put on top of your running gear to ensure you get as little paint as possible on your seat. There are changing facilities provided by Halo (St Michael’s Hospice cannot be held responsible for any damage or paint getting on participants, vehicles, public transport or private property).

Can we bring Ipods, etc?
You can, but St Michael’s Hospice cannot accept responsibility for them. There will be plenty of entertainment throughout the course for you and we’ll have a photographer to upload some bright snaps of the day on Facebook.

Safety measures
If you have a skin allergy or respiratory condition we would recommend that you don’t take part or that you consult your doctor for advice. For little ones, we recommend wearing a mask or bandana just to be on the safe side! Runners are asked to wear their sunglasses over their eyes at all times throughout the event.

Spectators are very welcome to join us. We do advise spectators to keep a good distance from the Paint Stations as we cannot accept responsibility for them accidently being showered in powder paint.