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rainbow run - registration is now open!

Tŷ Hafan's Rainbow Run is a 5km colour run (or walk), where along the route participants get showered with different colours of powder paint. It's a fun and crazy way to spend a few hours, whilst helping a great cause!

Ty Hafan

four special venues across south wales

28 September 2014

april, may, july, october  2017

10 paint stations over 5 Kilometers

paint stationsover 5 kilometers

2000 places to snap up

1000 placesto snap up (per location)

help us spread the colour across wales in 2017!

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part in our 2016 Rainbow Runs! Over 5000 participants joined us over the four runs helping raise vital funds for life-limited children and young people in Wales.

We are taking our Rainbow Run to four locations in 2017 and would love to see you there.


Sign up today!


rainbow run - swansea
Swansea bay - 29 April

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rainbow run - barry
Barry Beach - 13 May

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rainbow run - tredegar
Valleys - 9 july

coming soon

rainbow run - pendine
Pendine Sands - 17 September

coming soon

"What a wonderful way to raise money and getting the youngsters involved. Well done to everyone..."


"Had a fantastic day on Saturday. A really fun way to raise money for a very worthy cause. Roll on next year! :)" 


“I loved the fun atmosphere and getting covered in paint whilst running on a beach - fantastic, see you next year!”

view images from our last rainbow run in pendine here

here's the idea...

Come along wearing a white t-shirt (and running gear you don’t mind getting messy) and you will leave with a smile on your face and every colour of the rainbow!

You’ll run through stations of colour where you will be showered with different coloured powder paints.

You don't have to be an Olympic athlete; a reasonable level of fitness will get you round the 5km route, with a lot of laughter helping you along the way.


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fun and laughter

Rainbow Run is not a race, nor is it about speed or fitness; it’s about celebration, having crazy fun with friends and raising a smile for your Tŷ Hafan.

Tŷ Hafan is a magical place, full of fun and laughter and not what you might imagine a hospice to be. We aim to make the very most of the precious time that our children and families have together. That’s why we think that the Rainbow Run is the perfect way to celebrate and support the work we do.



don’t delay, book your place today, as these events will be full.

rainbow run merchandise

Remember you can get your official rainbow run merchandise before the event here. We have everything from Tŷ Hafan sunglasses and official t-shirts to fantastic rainbow wigs and colourful tutus! You can also save money and get our official rainbow run kit which has a fabulous selection of merchandise to kit you out for the run! 100% of the profits from your shopping go directly to tŷ hafan.


rainbow run image gallery

A fundraising pack with be posted to participants in advance of the event, containing all information about the day along with your bespoke sponsorship form.

On the day every participant will be given a bottle of water to start and receive a 9Bar on completion, as well as your very own special event medal as a thank you from us.


entry fees

single entry
group entry
£12 per person
£9 per person with a group minimum of five per team(family group must have at least 2 adults. There must be a minimum of 5 people in your group to be eligible for the discount – please ensure all details are correct)


To take part we ask each participant to aim to raise a minimum of £50 in sponsorship or make an equivalent donation upon registration. Under 16’s please aim to raise £20 in sponsorship.

Please note that your entry fee only helps to cover our event costs. By raising sponsorship or donating to Tŷ Hafan you will be helping to provide care and support for life-limited children, young people and their families helping them make the most of the time they have left together.


Can pay for an hour of play therapy to encourage families to interact and play together.


Could pay for an hour of music therapy giving children the chance to spend time together that they'll always remember.


Could pay for three hours of physiotherapy to ease a child's pain that they are experiencing.


age limits

The events are open to all ages from five years upwards – under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

fundraising prize 

They are going to be fantastic days and participants who raise more than £50 each will be in the running to win a day out paintballing for 10 people.


Register today and be part of our fantastic Rainbow Run, as well as supporting ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances through Tŷ Hafan.


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