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Rainbow Run Newquay 2020

Sunday 21 June 2020
11:00am - 3:00pm
RAF St Mawgan, Newquay
Fun runs
Event organiser:
Early-bird: Adult (16+) £15; Child (5-15) £9
Sponsorship Target:
Adult £30, Child £20

Don’t miss Cornwall’s brightest sponsored 5K 

Walk, run or jog your way through vibrant colour stations of powder paint, enjoy the colourful festival vibe in the event village whilst raising money for local children not expected to reach adulthood. Anyone aged 5 years and over can take part, so gather friends and family or get colleagues together to enter a team… and help to make it a day to remember.

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.
Pirate FM Logo
Broadcasting local news, weather and information from across the Duchy.
Biffa sponsors of Rainbow Run Newquay 2018
Cornwall Training and Consultancy sponsors of Rainbow Run Newquay 2018
Steve Andrews Tyres Logo

Join Team CHSW!

Join our team of amazing fundraisers by taking part in our Rainbow Run. Your entry fee for this year's Rainbow Run will cover the cost of hosting this event but the money you raise will make a difference to the lives of local children with life-limiting conditions and their families, helping to ensure they can continue to access the vital care and support they need.

Our fundraising teams are here to support you every step of the way, and make fundraising as easy and fun as possible by providing 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!

Suzanne and her sisters Shelby and Abigail

Your fundraising makes a big difference

Suzanne has Lissencephaly Type 1, a rare brain condition, she also suffers with epilepsy and has a floppy airway meaning she needs to be suctioned regularly day and night.  Despite her condition meaning that she cannot walk, eat or sit up she is a very happy girl who absolutely adores rainbows! She is really looking forward to coming to the Rainbow Run once again this year along with her sisters for a day full of colour and fun. 

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 five 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!