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Rainbow Run Newquay 2019

Sunday 23 June 2019
11:00am - 3:00pm
RAF St Mawgan, Newquay
Fun runs
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Adult (16+) £30; Child (5-15) £15
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Online registration has now closed

However you can still sign up on the day. Please arrive by 11:45am. On-the-day prices are £30 per adult and £15 per child.

Newquay’s Rainbow Run is the brightest sponsored 5k around. Walk, jog or run your way through colour bursts of powder paint and raise money for Children’s Hospice South West! Anyone aged 5 years and over can join the fun, so gather your friends, family or colleagues! Turn up in your white T-shirt and leave with a big smile, happy memories and covered in every colour of the rainbow! 

What's included / Highlights

  • Participation and finishers medal
  • Your participation helps to support local families
  • Big smiles and a colourful day you'll remember!


Rainbow Run Volunteers

Can you volunteer on the day?

Our events would not be possible without the support of our amazing volunteers! If you would like to volunteer at this event, or you are taking part and have any family and friends who’d like to come and support you on the day and help out, please register your interest as a volunteer.

Kindly sponsored by

Ann's Cottage Surf Shops Cornwall sponsors of Rainbow Run Newquay 2018
Ann’s Cottage is the largest retailer of surf wear and accessories in Cornwall and are proud to be Born by the Sea since 1978. Ann’s Cottage is more than a surf & lifestyle brand – it is a way of life, the Cornish way of life.
Biffa sponsors of Rainbow Run Newquay 2018
Biffa Cornwall provide waste solutions for all businesses in Cornwall and are proud to be the UK’s No. 1 for business waste.
Cornwall Training and Consultancy sponsors of Rainbow Run Newquay 2018
Cornwall Training offer a range of training and Health & Safety support to businesses across the UK, along with Event Medical Cover
Happy Days Nursery sponsors of Rainbow Run Newquay 2018
Happy Days Nurseries provide high quality childcare & early years education for all children throughout the South West.
Steve Andrews Tyres Logo
As well as Tyres our services include Wheel Alignment, Mot & Servicing, General Repairs and Air Conditioning.

Join Team CHSW!

Join our team of amazing fundraisers by taking part in our Rainbow Run for CHSW.  Your entry fee for this year's Rainbow Run will cover the cost of hosting this event but we rely on your sponsorship to help reach our £70,000 target for this event!

Our fundraising teams are here to support you every step of the way, and make fundraising as easy and fun as possible. We have fundraising ideas for every occasion, how-to guides and great branded materials for you to download.

I loved the fun atmosphere and getting showered in paint - fantastic, see you next year!

Kiley Tellam, Event Fundraiser, Little Harbour, CHSW

Need help?

If you would like to find out more about this event just click the ask a question button to send us an email or give us a call and we'll be happy to help!

Call Kiley on 01726 871 800
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It is not just a run but a day full of fun...

Race time: 1.00pm

Join us in our event village from 11.00am to make the most of the colourful fun before you run! We will have face painters and entertainment from a Samba Band, music from Pirate FM to get you all in the Rainbow mood, and our legendary warm up from Tara from Versatile Fitness will take place before the run. There will also be food and drink available to help fuel the run, and we will be selling our colourful Rainbow merchandise! Our resident CHSW photographers will be on hand to capture all of the fun of the day.

What's included / Highlights

  • Participation and finishers medal
  • Your participation helps to support local families
  • Big smiles and a colourful day you'll remember!

Read our Rainbow Run FAQs

Help to reduce single use plastic

On the day we will have CHSW reusable water bottles for sale. Thirsty Work are kindly supporting our event and providing us with all of the water for the day, for you to fill your bottles free of charge! If you want to support our green initiative even further, please bring along your own bottle already full of water.

Any plastic left after the event will be taken away by Thirsty Work and sent to Simply Cups, who recycle plastic and paper cups, and turn them in to traffic cones and patio furniture! We hope that you will all support us in our steps towards making our events more sustainable, and helping to improve the environment.




RAF St Mawgan, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 4HP


There will be free car parking available on the old run way which is just a short walk away from the event village. As there are limited spaces please do car share where possible. There is also only one entrance and exit so please be aware that there will be queues arriving and leaving the Trebulzue site at RAF St Mawgan.

Event schedule

Event village opens: 11.00am

Participant warm up: 12.40pm

Adult Race (green runner numbers only): 1.00pm

Adults with Children (Green and Blue runner number): 1.15pm


Registration is from 11.00am – when you arrive in the event village please proceed immediately to the check in tent to hand in the tear off slip from the bottom of your runner number and hand in your Rainbow coin collection card and/or Rainbow collection box.


There will be portable toilets available at the venue and cleaning stations to wipe away access paint. There will not be however anywhere to leave personal belongings - please leave these in the car or with a family member in the event village.


There will be a variety of catering stalls selling delicious food, Ice creams and drinks before and after you make your way around the 5k route! Feel free to bring a picnic also!


The 5k route is a flat, circular tour along concrete around the perimeter of RAF St Mawgan, trebulzue site. The 5 paint stations are spread evenly around the course. The route is accessible for wheelchairs and buggies and  is suitable for walkers, runners or joggers – the run is not timed! For little legs, you will have the option on the day to complete our 4k route instead of 5k but rest assured you wont miss out on any paint!