Yes, it's confirmed And we are excited... Pontprennau is going to have its first ever 🌈RAINBOW RUN🌈!!
Sunday 29th March at 2pm, registration starts at 1pm.
Proudly sponsored by Mission Fitness Cardiff, this easy route can be walked or run at your own pace joined by your chosen family and friends. A shower of beautiful biodegradable coloured powder will be thrown as you run, turning you into walking rainbows and raising money for the school IT equipment... Win win! 💻💻
Tickets are available:
Terms & Conditions
We accept no responsibility for loss of personal property or injury during the event.
No refunds will be given.
What is the Pontprennau Rainbow Fun Run?
This inaugural event will be your opportunity to have some fun with your friends and family whilst supporting your local school. There will be a 1 kilometer course marked out on the playing fields adjacent to the school. As you walk, run or even skip your way around the course, you will pass colour stations where our lovely volunteers will throw beautiful coloured powder at you. Once you’ve been past each station, you can choose to stop and collect your medal or continue around the course again for another go.
When is the event?
The Pontprennau Rainbow Fun Run will take place on the afternoon of Sunday 29th March 2020. Ticket Holders must report to the check in tent from 1pm to be issued their wristband band. The run will start at 2pm where runners will be released in small groups at a time.
Do I need to be an experienced runner to enter?
Absolutely not!! This is a fun activity for all the family to enjoy. It is a flat easy course of 1 kilometer. Participants are welcome to run 2 laps of the course to complete 2Km but can do as much or little as they like. You can walk, run or even skip the course. The course will remain open until 3pm so you can go around as many times as you want.
Is there an age limit?
No - all ages welcome. If you have young children that don’t want to complete the whole course they can do as much or little as they want. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.
Can I run if I’m pregnant?
Yes – this is up to you and your doctor – we recommend sunglasses and a mouth cover for extra protection.
I’m not a parent or guardian at the school, can I take part in the Fun Run?
This event is being organised by the Friends of Pontprennau Primary School. However, you do not need to be a parent or guardian of a child/children at theschool or linked to the school in any way. We would love the local community to join us so please share our event with your friends and family too.
Can I take part with a wheelchair or pushchair?
Whilst the course is flat and accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs, the ground may be soft. Therefore, wheelchair and pushchair users should consider this when choosing to take part.
Can I bring a dog?
Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and are not permitted to run the course.
How much are tickets?
Participants aged 2 or over require a ticket. Children under 2 do not require a ticket and have free entry. Tickets cost £5 plus Eventbrite booking fees. Ticket Holders will receive a medal to be collected at the end of the run. Under 2s will not receive a medal.
What if I change my mind after buying a ticket?
No refunds will be given unless the event is cancelled or postponed. Keep in touch on Facebook for updates.
Will there be refreshments or souvenirs available?
We will have a food van situated in the school car park selling hot food and an icecream van on the field. We will be selling drinks on the field and water will be available to top up reusable drinks bottles. We will be selling a selection of pocket money priced items such as sunglasses and flower garlands.
Can my friends and family watch the event without a ticket?
Yes – the more the merrier, we can not guarantee anyone will stay colour free so please bear that in mind when choosing clothing.
Can I bring a camera?
Yes, at your own risk. FoPPS doesn’t take any responsibility for loss or damage that may occur. FoPPSwill take and publish photos, if you do not want to appear in these please make us aware at registration.
What do I need to wear?
For maximum effect please wear a white tee-shirt (and clothes that you don’t mind getting covered in colour), generally the colour washes out of clothes but we cannot guarantee this. Top tips for getting the colour out are to dust off as much powder as possible, rinse in cold water and then wash in a normal cycle.
Is there any way to keep colour in my tee shirt as a memento?
To preserve colour you can spray with vinegar, let it dry and iron on. The colour will eventually wash out with washing though.
Will there be first aid at the event?
Yes there will be a dedicated 1st aid stand.
Is the colour powder safe?
Yes – the coloured powder is non toxic and conforms to safety standards, it is made from corn starch and talc which is then dyed with food grade colouring.
What happens if powder gets in my eyes/nose
We will do our best to ensure that powder is kept away from runners faces by having a dedicated team of colour throwers. We do recommend wearing sunglasses to keep powder out of eyes (and will have some on sale). For extra protection you can wear a bandana over your mouth at colour stations.
This sounds like a lot of fun but I’m not able to walk or run in the event, how else can I support FoPPSand Pontprennau Primary School?
Perhaps you would like to volunteer to help us out on the day? FoPPS is a committee of friendly dedicated volunteers who would love your support. Please email us on email@example.com or message us on Facebook here.
What will the school do with the money raised by the event?
Profit from the Fun Run plus all donations towards Stephen Fielder’s 2020 London Marathon will be passed to the school who will use the money to provide laptops and iPads for all students to use. You can find out more about Stephen’s training and also how to make a donation at the following link www.fb.me/PontprennauRunner.
I have a question not answered here?
The above information is subject to minor changes.
In the event of wet/unsafe running conditions the event will be moved to the school playground or cancelled. Please check our facebook page the morning of the 29thwhere we will post any updates.