COLOUR RUN FAQs
Can all children participate?
This event is the major fundraiser for our school so we are asking all children to participate in fundraising. However, even if children are unable to raise funds for the event they are still welcome to participate.
What if we don’t want to register online to fundraise?
It is very easy to register your children to fundraise online at schoolfundraising.com.au – this will allow them to easily share a link with friends and families to donate, as well as very easily choose their prizes after the COLOUR RUN. However, if you prefer, you can simply collect cash and drop it off at the front office or make a payment via QKR, and your child can choose their prizes in the prize pamphlet and return it to the front office.
When is the money due and what will it be used for?
All funds are due into the school or onto the website on the day of the COLOUR RUN – Friday Sept 28. Prizes can then be ordered by Oct 19. The funds will go towards replacing the middle playground (where the new STEM building will go in 2020) with new play equipment and play spaces on the oval for our school and community to enjoy.
Is the colour safe?
The colour powder is 98% cornstarch and 2% food grade dye. It will be squirted on children’s T-shirts, from the neck down, by adults, using tomato sauce type squirt bottles. If you have any concerns at all about safety, children are welcome to wear swimming goggles or sunglasses as eye protection and/or bandanas or scarves around their noses & mouths. If you have specific concerns about your child and their health needs, please talk to your child’s teacher.
What if my child needs to opt out?
If children wish to not be squirted with colour, due to concerns of asthma or allergies or any other reason, they can bypass the colour stations and will not be squirted. Children who do not wish to be squirted may also choose to wear a bright coloured Tshirt (instead of a white one) as a way to still be colourful on the day and to signal that they do not wish to be in contact with the powder.
Will the colour stain?
As the colour contains food dye it can stain light hair/skin. Washing skin as soon as possible can help prevent staining. Rubbing coconut oil through the hair before the run and washing it out afterwards with cold water can help prevent colour from sticking to hair. We are asking that children bring an old towel to sit on in class after they have finished the run – and this will help protect your car from the colour at the end of the day!
What should students wear?
A white Tshirt is best for a colour run. Old shorts, socks, and shoes are also a good idea as they may get colour powder on them as well. To preserve the colour on your COLOUR RUN Tshirt after the event, try soaking it in a mixture of water, salt, and vinegar… this helps the colour lock into the cotton and prevents the colour running.
What about hats?
Students are expected to have their school hat to wear out on the oval while waiting their turn for the course, but can take their hat off while doing the COLOUR RUN.
What time will the run take place & how long will it take?
We will share the exact schedule closer to the date, but will likely have classes run the course in stages by year level. The course should only take 15 minutes for children to compete.
How far do children have to run?
The COLOUR RUN will actually be a short run followed by a series of obstacles which will include: climbing, crawling, jumping, throwing, sliding, balancing, dodging, and more! The colour stations will be spread throughout the course so that children get multiple squirts of colour.
Can parents watch the event?
Yes, we would love to have parents come out to watch the event! We will ask that parents watch from the designated viewing area which will be set up in the middle of the oval, with the obstacles placed around the outside of the oval, to offer a view of the entire course.
What is the plan for bad weather?
If there is bad weather on the day of the event, the Colour Run will be postponed to a date in term 4. Based on the weather forecast, a decision will be made by 1pm on the day before the event and communicated via classroom teachers and Team App.