Brighton and Hove set for colourful 2014 as popular Colour Run returns

The Argus: Brighton and Hove set for bright 2014 as popular Colour Run returns Brighton and Hove set for bright 2014 as popular Colour Run returns

A popular powder paint party is heading back to Sussex after a successful launch last year.

Brighton and Hove will experience The Color Run presented by Dulux again this year, as the event re-visits the city.

The festival will see people dress in white and cover each other with brightly coloured powder, on the hour, every hour, whilst enjoying live dance music.

 


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Last year a cloud of rainbow paint marked the start of the race on Madeira Drive as 6,000 entrants joined the lively party atmosphere dressed from head to toe in white, and it will return to the same location in mid-September.

Joe Rafferty, the event's director, said: “We are returning to Brighton because, genuinely, we had a good time and the whole city embraced it from the start.

“The council and various bodies in the planning stage through to the participants were brilliant.

“There was a massive passion to get back to Brighton and, in fact, Brighton was the first venue we confirmed for 2014.

“This year will be bigger and better and I say that because we're more confident having done it last year and we have a longer run-up to it.

“What we want is for the Color Run to become a real part of post-summer Brighton.”

The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique color race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality, and giving back to the community.

Less about your 10-minute-mile and more about having the time of your life, The Color Run is a five-kilometre, un-timed race in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometre.

The fun continues at the finish line with a gigantic “Color Festival,” using more colored powder to sign off the day.

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6:59am Mon 13 Jan 14

Indigatio says...

The Council wanted to use this event to replace the Brighton Speed Trials. Does this mean that they have already decided to not grant the licence for the Speed Trials?
The Council wanted to use this event to replace the Brighton Speed Trials. Does this mean that they have already decided to not grant the licence for the Speed Trials? Indigatio

8:10am Mon 13 Jan 14

upsidedowntuctuc says...

What a load of pure c..p
Total mess
Sooner Kitkat and his anti car cronies go the better.
How can this replace the Speed Trials?
Less than 16 months to go..
What a load of pure c..p Total mess Sooner Kitkat and his anti car cronies go the better. How can this replace the Speed Trials? Less than 16 months to go.. upsidedowntuctuc

8:36am Mon 13 Jan 14

Jamesthegill says...

The powdered paint is at every kilometre marker, not every hour, and there's no paint released at the start.

Apart from that, pretty accurate. Enjoyed this last year, might do it again this!
The powdered paint is at every kilometre marker, not every hour, and there's no paint released at the start. Apart from that, pretty accurate. Enjoyed this last year, might do it again this! Jamesthegill

8:43am Mon 13 Jan 14

Eugenius says...

Indigatio wrote:
The Council wanted to use this event to replace the Brighton Speed Trials. Does this mean that they have already decided to not grant the licence for the Speed Trials?
Speed Trials was cancelled last year anyway because of the inquest into the fatality, so there was a gap to fill. This year Colour Run is planned for 20 September which is the weekend after Speed Trials' usual date.
[quote][p][bold]Indigatio[/bold] wrote: The Council wanted to use this event to replace the Brighton Speed Trials. Does this mean that they have already decided to not grant the licence for the Speed Trials?[/p][/quote]Speed Trials was cancelled last year anyway because of the inquest into the fatality, so there was a gap to fill. This year Colour Run is planned for 20 September which is the weekend after Speed Trials' usual date. Eugenius

9:12am Mon 13 Jan 14

Indigatio says...

Eugenius wrote:
Indigatio wrote:
The Council wanted to use this event to replace the Brighton Speed Trials. Does this mean that they have already decided to not grant the licence for the Speed Trials?
Speed Trials was cancelled last year anyway because of the inquest into the fatality, so there was a gap to fill. This year Colour Run is planned for 20 September which is the weekend after Speed Trials' usual date.
Thanks Eugenius for clearing that up.
[quote][p][bold]Eugenius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Indigatio[/bold] wrote: The Council wanted to use this event to replace the Brighton Speed Trials. Does this mean that they have already decided to not grant the licence for the Speed Trials?[/p][/quote]Speed Trials was cancelled last year anyway because of the inquest into the fatality, so there was a gap to fill. This year Colour Run is planned for 20 September which is the weekend after Speed Trials' usual date.[/p][/quote]Thanks Eugenius for clearing that up. Indigatio

9:34am Mon 13 Jan 14

Tallywhacker says...

Must be really healthy breathing in powdered paint. Hope it's not the cheap stuff from that place famous for still using lead based ones on kiddies toys.
Must be really healthy breathing in powdered paint. Hope it's not the cheap stuff from that place famous for still using lead based ones on kiddies toys. Tallywhacker

9:56am Mon 13 Jan 14

Richada says...

Tallywhacker wrote:
Must be really healthy breathing in powdered paint. Hope it's not the cheap stuff from that place famous for still using lead based ones on kiddies toys.
Was wondering myself how environmentally friendly this was - but I guess participants agree to do it at their own risk.
[quote][p][bold]Tallywhacker[/bold] wrote: Must be really healthy breathing in powdered paint. Hope it's not the cheap stuff from that place famous for still using lead based ones on kiddies toys.[/p][/quote]Was wondering myself how environmentally friendly this was - but I guess participants agree to do it at their own risk. Richada

10:20am Mon 13 Jan 14

Gribbet says...

The more of these kind of public mass gatherings like heroes run, kemp town carnival, speed trails, paddle round the pier the better I reckon... but it really really annoys me that on all the t-shirts and posters etc. they spell colour the American way 'Color'.
The more of these kind of public mass gatherings like heroes run, kemp town carnival, speed trails, paddle round the pier the better I reckon... but it really really annoys me that on all the t-shirts and posters etc. they spell colour the American way 'Color'. Gribbet

12:21pm Mon 13 Jan 14

All 9 of me says...

It wouldn't be the first time a load of lesbians throw powder at each other in Brighton
It wouldn't be the first time a load of lesbians throw powder at each other in Brighton All 9 of me

3:49pm Mon 13 Jan 14

upsidedowntuctuc says...

It might be on a different Saturday AT THE MOMENT but Greens have already flagged this as a replacement for the Speed Trials (Must be true the Argus reported it two weeks ago although the idiot Spokesman did refer to it as the Paint Run.
Still leaves a massive MESS!!
Oh yes nearly forgot less than 16 months to go....
It might be on a different Saturday AT THE MOMENT but Greens have already flagged this as a replacement for the Speed Trials (Must be true the Argus reported it two weeks ago although the idiot Spokesman did refer to it as the Paint Run. Still leaves a massive MESS!! Oh yes nearly forgot less than 16 months to go.... upsidedowntuctuc

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