Get ready for the 2023 Thanet 5K Colour Run

5K Colour Run Photo Frank Leppard

The Thanet 5K Colour Run returns this October to Palm Bay Green.

The family-friendly event is an explosion of colourful fun as participants take in the coastal views as they run and walk through clouds of brightly coloured powder around the route.

Photo Frank Leppard

Each year this popular event brings fun and laughter to fundraising for Pilgrims Hospices, and awareness of how important it is to support the local charity in its continued end-of-life care within the community.

So far, some £200,000 has been raised through the event since it launched in 2016.

Entry includes a white t-shirt, paint sachet, funky sunglasses and finisher’s medal.

Photo Frank Leppard

People taking part are encouraged to consider the environment and bring their own plain white t-shirt to wear on the day.

This year, the wristbands are also environmentally friendly as they are bio-degradable and contains wild flower seeds within the band, meaning you can take it home and plant it in your garden.

It is anticipated more than 1,000 participants including runners, joggers and walkers will join the event on October 1.

Early bird entry – before the 7th August

  • Ages 12 and over – £19
  • Ages 11 and under – £12

Standard entry  – before 25th September

  • Ages 12 and over – £24
  • Ages 11 and under £15

On the day entry (if still available)

  • Ages 12 and over – £28
  • Ages 11 and under – £15

Register at:

What happens on the day?

  • 9am – 11am: Registration will be open
  • 11.30am – 1.30pm: Thanet 5k Colour Run takes place

By taking part in the Thanet 5k Colour Run, you’ll be helping Pilgrim Hospices to continue caring for people right across east Kent who are facing a life-limiting illness.