NANAIMO'S MOST COLOURFUL RUN!
SATURDAY, MAY 27 2023
BEBAN PARK, NANAIMO
COLOURS FOR KIDS
SATURDAY, MAY 27
BEBAN PARK, NANAIMO
GET READY FOR NANAIMO'S MOST COLOURFUL RUN!
Get ready for a unique and exciting experience with Colours for Kids– a 4.5-kilometer event that’s all about fun, not time! As you make your way through the course, you’ll be showered with vibrant colors of powder, transforming your white starting line outfit into a kaleidoscope of hues by the finish line.
But the excitement doesn’t end there! Join us for a party at the finish line, where the celebration continues with music, dancing, vendors, food trucks, photo opportunities, activity booths, and more. And don’t miss the massive colour throws, where millions of vivid color combinations will leave you feeling like you’re in a world of rainbows!
ALL AGES AND ABILITIES
Walk, run, or stroll through the 4.5 km route! With its interactive and inclusive nature, participants of all ages can enjoy the fun of getting doused in vibrant colours along the way. Children are welcome with an adult on the main route, or they can participate in our 2km mini route!
NO WINNERS, LOSERS, OR TIMERS
Unlike traditional runs, Colours for Kids is an untimed event, allowing participants to take their time and complete the course at their own pace. We aren’t tracking run times or race results. We’re here to have fun, celebrate community, and get doused in colour!
SUPPORT A GREAT CAUSE
All proceeds from Colours for Kids stay right in your community. Funds will go towards BGCCVI not-for-profit programs and services that help support children, youth, and families in central Vancouver Island. Learn more about our mission and values here.
SATURDAY, MAY 27 2023
BEBAN PARK, NANAIMO
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
$25 EACH / $50 PER FAMILY
See registration page for more details
GET YOUR TICKET
Registration is open now! Sign up as a family, a corporate group, or as an individual. Spaces are limited, so we recommend reserving your space as soon as possible!
You’ll receive a Registration Package with more information and details about Colours for Kids including a schedule of event for the big day, route information, and tips to make the day amazing!
Your registration also includes a Colours for Kids race shirt (bright white to best show off your colours!), goodie bag full of swag and exclusive gifts from our sponsors, and access to the Finish Festival at the end of the run!
JOIN THE RUN
The big day is May 27! Join us at Beban Park sports field to check in and get ready for Nanaimo’s most colourful run. You’re encouraged to dress in all white and get creative with your run outfit! Dress up with a silly costume, colourful accessories, or anything else that celebrates our day full of colour.
Our run will take us through Beban Park and surrounding areas including the E+N and Kinsmen trails. We’ll have clear signage, route directors, traffic control and a cheering squad along the entire course to keep you on track, having fun, and staying safe. You never know when the run will take you through one of the explosive colour stations!
The fun continues at the end of the run route! After you cross the finish line, you’re invited to celebrate with us at the Wheaton Hyundai Finish Festival where you’ll find music, dancing, family friendly activities, vendors, food trucks, and more!
We’ll keep the party going as all of our participants arrive in their own time from the Finish Line. The Finish Festival is a great place to celebrate your accomplishment with your new colourful friends, take pictures and keepsakes, and make a ton of colourful memories!
MINI ROUTE FOR MINI RUNNERS
Does your child want to participate, but isn’t ready for the full 4-kilometer run? They’re invited to join us on a mini route where they’ll get the full Colours for Kids experience without the full route length! The Colours for Kids mini route will take them through a 2-kilometer run with Colour Stations, cheer teams, and tons of mini-sized fun!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Even though colour powder is washable, you should wear clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting coloured powder just in case. Wearing white is recommended as it allows the vibrant colours to stand out!
We live on the West Coast- a little rain can’t stop us! Colours for Kids will happen rain or shine.
No! Colours for Kids is untimed event and is suitable for participants of all levels of fitness. You can walk, jog, run, or stroll your way through the course! With no winners or official times, Colours for Kids is for everyone.
Colours for Kids is organized and presented by BGCCVI. All funds raised from the event stay in our community and helps us provide valuable services and programs to children, youth, and families in our area.
Yes, the powder used in colour runs is typically made of cornstarch and is non-toxic and safe for skin and eyes. However, it is recommended to keep the powder out of your mouth and to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes.
Unless Colours for Kids is cancelled, we are unable to offer refunds. Please make sure you’re able to make it before you purchase your tickets!
Absolutely! Colours for Kids is an amazing family activity. Children of all ages are welcome on the run route at their parents or guardian’s discretion. Note that children under 14 must run with an adult.
Coloured powder isn’t known to cause any problems with tech devices; however, we recommend using a protective dust cover to keep them safe.
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Join the team and be a part of something amazing!
Are you interested in helping make Colours for Kids a huge success? Do you have community connections, experience planning events, or just have time to donate? We’re looking for volunteers like you to help us make this event make history! Check out our volunteer application page here.