Thank you to everyone who has signed up for Paint Runner 2022. We can’t wait to see you on Saturday, 18th June.

Ticket sales have now closed. There will be no tickets for sale on the day.

2022 is your last chance to get messy and happy at our final ever Paint Runner!

Paint Runner Now Or Never is set to go out with a bang this year. Get ready for more mess, more madness and a whole lot of colour by bringing your friends and family to the event of the summer. This year, we are going big! Make sure you’re there, it’s going to be incredible.

Could you be a paint thrower?

If the run itself isn’t for you, or if your friends and family would like to pelt you with paint on your race, why not volunteer to be a paint thrower! Our Paint Stations, sponsored by Fluidmaster have 30 spaces available and would love you to come and help us. Click the button below to register your interest and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

An amazing family day out!

We decided to come along to Paint Runner for a bit of fun, little did we know we’d be leaving as multi-coloured messes! It was AMAZING! My children just wanted more and more paint! Definitely not one to miss.
Sarah Jones

Ready to get drenched in colour?

Summer 2022. Think fun. Think St Michael’s Hospice Paint Runner.

Soak up the summer spirit on Saturday 18th June by drenching your family in colour along our easy five-kilometre course featuring a number of paint stations.

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The Run

Paint Runner is not a race; in fact, you don’t even have to run. Come along with a smile and an expectation to have fun. You’ll start in your white Paint Runner t-shirt and after finishing the 5K course you’ll be a multi-coloured delight. There is a water station en-route and a nice treat at the end of the run.

You’ll be guided around the route and through the FIVE Paint Stations by signage and marshalls. Children should be accompanied at all times, especially as part of the route is through the City Centre using the Old Bridge, Gwynne Street and Castle Street.


Make sure you’re raring to go:

09:30 Registration opens

09:50 Roddy Hankins opens the stage

10:30 Mass paint release

10:45 Registration closes

10:50 Starlight Dance warm-up

11:00 Paint Runner starts

13:30 Event closes

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Still need convincing?

For everything you need to know, click the FAQ’s tab.

Everything you need to know

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).

What is the minimum age for children to take part?
We welcome all ages but would strongly recommend that the event might not be suitable for children under 8 years of age. If children younger than 8 are taking part, we’d suggest they wear a face covering to avoid the paint as best they can.

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What should we wear?
White! Wear trainers or secure footwear, but only things you don’t mind getting messy. The paint washes out, but we can’t guarantee it! You’ll get your sunglasses & a wristband when you register along with your Paint Runner T-shirt. We recommend children and those with respiratory issues wear a bandana that can cover their mouth/nose when passing through Paint Stations. Only bring things you don’t mind carrying as there isn’t a baggage area.

How do we get clean afterwards?
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 MP3 players, 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.

What’s on-site?
Due to the pandemic we have had to limit the number of changing facilities and toilets available. There will be portaloo toilets available near the stage. Please use the hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes as instructed.

Refreshments: We have a refreshments tent serving hot and cold snacks, ice creams and drinks. What’s more, all money raised goes to the event total!

Merchandise: We’ve got our merchandise tent selling extra paint, t-shirts, tutus, wigs and more so bring those extra pennies and get wacky!

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 accidentally being showered in powder paint.

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Entry includes:

  • Exclusive Paint Runner Now Or Never T-shirt
  • Sunglasses
  • Wristband
  • Bottle of water
  • Pre and post event Entertainment
  • Seven paint stations plus post run ‘everything must go’ grab and splat opportunities
  • Signed and marshalled route
  • Event photography
Standard Entry
Before 14th June
Adult Ticket£18.00
Child Ticket£9.00
Quad Ticket
2 adults + 2 children
Paint Summer
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Do more, get messier…

Our minimum sponsorship target for each of you is just £20.
£20 will pay for a specialist therapy session for one of our patients to aid relaxation and reduce anxiety. To say thank you for supporting one of our community, we’ll exchange every £20 of sponsorship you raise for two bags of paint!

Paint Runner Clear Storage

We are thrilled to have clear storage as our headline sponsors again this year!
Clear Storage Hereford offers the largest and most flexible self storage facility in Hereford.
Based at Hereford’s Rotherwas industrial estate, our storage units are fully insulated with electricity and humidity control.
Drive right up to your storage unit within the hours of 5am and 10pm.

We are thrilled to welcome Fluidmaster as our Paint Station sponsors for 2022. Fluidmaster is a family-owned manufacturer of plumbing solutions, founded in the USA in 1957 by inventor, engineer and philanthropist, Mr Schoepe. With a focus on toilet repair and installation solutions and water management products, the company now has offices and manufacturing centres across the world. Fluidmaster UK, based in Hereford, is proud to maintain the company’s values of community and charity and each year supports local and national charities on recommendation of employees and their families. This year the company is pleased to be able to offer sponsorship of six ‘Paint Stations’ at the Paint Runner fundraising event, for Saint Michael’s Hospice.