Colour explosion at the unearth rainbow run

Organisers are expecting to top the 1300 people that turned up to last year's Rainbow Run when 2019 unearth Festival event gets underway this easter

It’s colourful, it’s fun and it’s back again this year at the Whyalla uneARTh Festival.

We’re talking about the Rainbow Run, a colour-crazy event that is happening on Saturday, April 20. This will be the fourth Rainbow Run in Whyalla with over 3000 people attending the previous Rainbow Runs in total.

The organisers of the run, the City of Whyalla Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) and Events to Activate, are expecting an even bigger crowd this year and have been busily packing bags of the non-toxic fun powder that make for this spectacular event.

​The Rainbow Run involves an open invitation for anyone to come along to walk, run, skip or dance  around a 3km trail while getting covered from time to time at four “colour stations” with all sorts of coloured powder.

The powder is completely safe it and it’s a completely crazy thing to do!

Those participating are encouraged to wear white clothing to emphasise the colours they’re going to be displaying all over themselves. You’ll also need to wear good walking shoes, adults  & children should wear sunglasses to keep their eyes free of powder.

“This isn’t a race, there’s no winners, it’s just getting some colour on and having heaps of fun,” City of Whyalla Youth Development Officer and Rainbow Run organiser Gail Rostig said.  ……  could we put this in the story somewhere……..Gail would like to acknowledge Events to Activate & Eyre Gymnastics for their all their assistance with the Rainbow Run this year!

“It is a spectacular event designed for the whole family to get involved and have some clean, healthy, colourful fun.”

The Rainbow Run starts at 12pm from the foreshore near the big fig tree. You can register the day before at the uneARTh Festival between 1pm and 4pm, on the day between 10.30am and the start of the race or pre-register at the Whyalla Library or online at and only a single cold coin donation per person is required.

The Rainbow Run finishes with a special finale where everyone on the run will be given their own packet of powder to gather and throw in the air for an amazing co-ordinated display


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