09 Feb

The inaugural SPW Colour Fun Run will be the centre piece of a day of family fun on the grounds of SPW.

A series of Fun Runs, based on age categories, where the participants are squirted with non-toxic coloured chalk as they run, walk or dance will be held throughout the event. It will also include an afternoon of food, games, music and activities celebrating the community of SPW.

Event Details
What: A Family Fun day incorporating staggered fun runs where participants are squirted with non-toxic coloured chalk. Food and drink stalls, games and a kids disco will make for an awesome afternoon.
When: Sunday 8 April from 11.00am
Where: The grounds of SPW, with a central hub around the Moreton Bay Fig Tree.  The Colour Fun Runs will begin/and end on McKenzie Oval
Who: Families of SPW, Old Scholars, and friends of SPW families are also welcome if they have parental supervision.

Ticket Sales
Entry to the Family Day is free, however participants in the Fun Runs will need to register and pay a participation fee. We encourage all members of the family to join in and get colourful!

Early Bird Ticket Prices – Close Tuesday 2 April
Family (2 adults + 2 Children): $50
Child: $15
Colour Run tickets will be available on the day, however a premium will apply to ticket prices.

T-shirts –  Order by Monday 12 March NOW CLOSED
A commemorative t-shirt, which has been designed by an SPW student (Ginger T) can also be purchased. It will save your good clothes from getting messy. All t-shirts are only $15 and can be bought online at the time of registration.

Register and purchase your tickets through Trybooking  

Colour Fun Run information
The Colour Fun Run course begins on McKenzie Oval and weaves through the school, over to Braested Oval and back to McKenzie Oval where participants are squirted with

  • coloured corn starch – the aim will be to get squirted with as many colours per lap as you can in a set timeframe (Please note:  course may be modified for ELC age group).
  • Colour Fun Runs will be grouped according to age/year levels
  • A full schedule of the fun runs will be released closer to the date
  • Parents who are registered, can run with their child’s age group if required
  • Corn Starch is Non-toxic and approved for use in foods, cosmetics and/or drugs. (see disclaimers for more information*)

Colour Fun Run Preliminary Program – updated Tuesday 13 March
The SPW Colour Fun Run caters for morning sports, ballet concerts and even triathlons.
Fun Runs will be held in both the morning and afternoon, along with more surprises to come.

11.15am – 12.30pm
Colour Run 1 – ELC and Junior Primary
Colour Run 2 – Middle Primary
Colour Run 3 – Upper Primary and adults

12.30 – 1.30pm
Lunch break and disco with Magic Mike

1.30pm – 3pm
Colour Run 4 – suitable for students aged under 7 (ELC and Junior Primary)
Colour Run 5 – Middle Primary
Colour Run 6 – Upper Primary, adults and any who have missed out

Please note adults/siblings are permitted to run in any age group but we ask that if they are running in a younger age group they are mindful of the younger participants.

Food and Drink Stalls
A range of food and drink stalls will be available with options to cater for all. We have arranged for a coffee cart; Golden North icecreams, juice and soft drinks stand, sausage sizzle, hamburger stand, healthy options (some may need to be pre-ordered closer to the event) and some treats from a cake stall. Order Here

Family Entertainment

  • Magic Mike will be MCing the event and will keep the music pumping as we enjoy the day of fun.
  • A Disco and Magic Show will be held during the day
  • Skill games with prizes
  • DIY Craft stalls
  • Face Painting
  • And don’t forget the staggered Colour Fun Runs where you can cheer the participants as they run past.

Conditions of Entry
Please wear sensible shoes, such as sneakers or enclosed running shoes.
Wear sunscreen and keep hydrated.
Children need to be supervised while on school grounds by a responsible adult.
Please note this is a family friendly and alcohol-free event.
Extreme Weather Policy – in line with SPW policy the event will be cancelled/modified if over 36 degrees or in the event of thunderstorms. It will proceed if there is light rain – it makes the colour stick better.

*Corn Starch information

  • It is made from non-toxic food coloured corn starch with natural food dyes and is biodegradable
  • Recommend you wear glasses to prevent it getting in your eyes (not harmful)
  • Easy to wash out of hair and off skin and clothes
  • Not recommended to eat but it is safe if consumed as it is corn starch, but it will taste like something along the lines of coloured dirt. We recommend wearing it, not ingesting it.