LOROS Colourfun Mile

Categories: Local events, LOROS campaigns, Walks, runs and other sporting events

  • Date: 6th June 2018
  • Time: 5:30pm
  • Venue: Argents Mead, Hinckley, LE10 1EQ
  • Cost:

    £15 - U12's £12
    On the Day prices: £18 - U12s £15

    New family price for 2018
    £50 (A family consists of two U12’s and two over 12s)

    No family tickets available on the day.

  • To register:

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Join LOROS on the most colourful mile in Hinckley.

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Back for its 5th year, the LOROS Colourfun Mile will once again be showering fun runners in multi-coloured paint and happiness in the centre of Hinckley and this year...we have BUBBLES!

The run (or walk or skip or dance) is great fun for all ages and we’ll even supply your FREE white LOROS t-shirt for you to personalise before the day.

What's more, if you raise £100 in aid of LOROS, we’ll give you your entry fee back! If you enter with a family ticket, you will get £10 back for every £100 raised.

Let's make this year's event the biggest and best yet!

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View lots more photographs from 2017's run here

How old do I have to be to take part?
As it is only a mile course you can be any age to take part. We do ask that if you are under the age of 12 you are accompanied by an adult.

How does the colour work?
Volunteers at a number of colour stations spread throughout the course will throw powder over you as you pass (aiming in the air or at your body, not your face). You can use your own colour bag (at the beginning or at the end) in the designated throwing zone for spectators and participants.

Is it safe - What’s in the powder?
It's natural corn starch coloured with fully tested food and cosmetic dyes. It is biodegradable, non-hazardous, non-toxic, fully tested and the safest powder on the market. It is also Easy Clean!

What if it goes in my eyes or I accidentally swallow some?
Don’t worry – it will do no harm. If it goes in your eyes a simple rinse with water will take care of it. If you accidentally swallow some it will taste like coloured dirt – not nice but not harmful as it is natural cornstarch with food grade colours. The best way to avoid this is to wear sunglasses and a bandana/ dust mask over your mouth.

Cameras and Photographs:
If you want to bring your own camera make sure you cover it with plastic to stop the powder spoiling it.

How do I get the powder off?
The easiest way is to get it off while it is still fresh and dry - shake, wriggle, jump up and down. Then use a soft brush followed by soap and water with a little rinse and repeat action. If you are not changing, bring something to sit on in the car/bus/train – a towel, dustbin bag etc

What about the powder on the ground and the environment?
There are clean up squads at each colour station. Most of the powder will be taken away. As it is biodegradable the rest will be rinsed away with water.

Spectators can buy additional colour powder bags for the throwing zone near the finish. There will be a lot of colour throwing so they also need to wear something appropriate.


The paint, also known as Festival Powder and Race Paint is the safest, fully tested throwing powder on the market; it is the paint chosen by the largest professional organiser of the colour runs in the UK.

The colour, produced by Chameleon Colors, is made of cornstarch and food grade dye. It is FDC approved (food, drug and cosmetic).

The product is completely biodegradable, and what is spread on grass or natural surfaces will mostly dissipate and any residue will disappear with the first watering (rain or sprinklers). The particles are extremely fine and separate into a thin cloud when thrown, thus they do not clump or gather as they reach the ground.

Cleaning the colours from hard surfaces, such as cement, pavement, rock paths, etc is easily accomplished by simply applying water. The colours will take the path of the water, soaking into soil, plant beds, or flowing into whatever drainage system is found in the area. As the colours are biodegradable and extremely light, any traces will be virtually impossible to find once water has been applied.

Cornstarch is edible, plant-based, and thus not a threat to animals or the environment.

If you would like any further information please ring the fundraising team on 0116 2318431/2 or email them here

Getting to the event

Venue address

Argents Mead
LE10 1EQ

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Volunteer to help

You can volunteer to help with this event. Email us at fundraising@loros.co.uk for more details.

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