DOCA Colour Rush 2023

Saturday 19 August 2023

In 2023 the fun run took place on Saturday 19th August to mark the start of Carnival Fortnight, which led up to the parade on 2nd September. Over 400 people walked, jogged or ran in this family-friendly event promoting outdoor activity and community spirit. All entry fees helped DOCA continue producing high-quality and fun events such as the International Street Festival, Carnival, and Lantern Parade in future years.

Devizes Confetti Battle also took place on 19th August.


What’s the route?
As in previous years, the Colour Rush will start at Green Lane Playing Fields. The Wheelie Rush will be an accessible route starting in Hillworth Park (route maps to be released soon)

When does the race begin?
Registration will be at 5:45pm. Please be on time for registration so everyone is ready to run when the race begins.

The ​race will begin at 6:30pm.

What’s the cost?
The entrance for the 5km colour rush is £15. If you register before the 10th of July, the early bird price is £13. You can also register as a family of 2 x Adults and 2x Children for a discounted price until the 10th of July.

All entrants will receive a souvenir t-shirt to run in (please get your application in before Friday 4th August to guarantee your t-shirt). These can be collected at the registration tent.


Why should I take part?
This is a fundraiser event for DOCA, all entry fees will go towards producing high-quality and fun events in Devizes. The funds raised help support the Street Festival, Carnival, and Devizes Lantern Parade…and more importantly, it’s a fun run! You don’t have to worry about winning or losing. Enjoy the run, meet new people, create cherished family memories, and get some exercise!


Who can take part?
The race is open to anyone over 8 years old! All 8-12-year olds must be accompanied by an adult who is also registered to run. 12-18-year olds can register to run on their own, but must provide us with the contact details for an adult that we can contact in the event of an emergency.
The Accessible route is Wheelchair Friendly – if you require a free carer ticket for a wheelchair user, please email