Beckett colour blast FAQs
There will be photography taken during the event and this will be published all over our social media pages as well as the Leeds Beckett website after the event. If you wish to take your camera/phone in the run, Leeds Beckett University, Phoneix Events and other partners associated with the event will not be liable for any damage caused. Please be careful to protect it when you are going through the paint powder stations.
Sorry no dogs allowed on the run during the Beckett Colour Blast except Service dogs. Dogs are allowed on our Headingley Campus but will not be allowed on the Athletics Track area.
There will be refreshments available from 9am till 2pm.
The popular Tiki Café serves delicious barista coffee, freshly baked pastries, locally crafted cakes and grab & go snacks.
Our chefs will be running a BBQ with breakfast sandwiches plus lots of tasty treats over lunchtime.
There is no age requirement to enter or run the race, however you do have to be over 14 to run by yourself.
Yes, the more the merrier. Friends, family can come onto campus, park for free and make use of all our facilities.We do advise spectators to keep a good distance from the colour stations as we cannot accept responsibility for them accidently being showered in powder paint.
There will be refreshments available at track side, which is where both races finish plus our DJ society will be creating a party atmosphere! Leeds Beckett Carnegie Junior Sports Academywill also be doing some pop up activity around the Acre/Athletics Track, for the families to join in on.
There are frequent busses that stop at the bottom of Church Wood Avenue, it is then a short walk up Church Wood Avenue to the campus.
You can walk from headingley station and you can access the campus via Beckett’s park.
If you need to drive, we have over 300 free parking spaces on site. You will need to enter the campus by driving up Churchwood Avenue, there will be security on site to help you to a space.
For directions to the campus please click here.
After the colour blast, you are welcome to go home in your gear however there will be changing rooms with showers on site should you wish to get changed. Leeds Beckett University, Phoneix Events and other partners associated with the event will not be liable for any damage caused. Please use the changing rooms on site if getting changed and refrain from going into the James Graham building, as you may drop powder paint.
If you have driven you may want to think about covering your car seats or if you are running with a buggy or children backpack on - please note that the powder may stain the fabric.
Please wear your Beckett Colour Blast white t-shirt and running gear, or neon bottoms / tutus you don’t mind getting messy! Well-fitting trainers are recommended but please don’t wear your expensive ones as they will end up every colour of the rainbow.
The coloured pigment should wash out of most fabrics but please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting stained. After testing the paint, we know that white is never white again after being Colour Blasted. The paint is water soluble so you can wash the clothes as normal, but avoid washing it with nice clothes. As with anything dirty, the sooner you wash it the better.
Based at the beautiful and historic Headingley Campus, home of Leeds Beckett University.
Leeds Beckett University
Registration, bag drop, refreshments etc is based at our Athletics Centre. There will be lots of volunteers and security on site to help you find your way if you are not familiar with the campus.
There will be a limited bag drop service which will cost a £1 per item, the money will go towards the international charities that all profit from the event will go towards. The bag drop will be manned at all times by a volunteer. You will be given a raffle ticket when you drop off your items, please keep this with you at all times, or take a photo of the ticket, as no raffle ticket = no bag/ item at end of race.