Varsity Colour Run 2024

Venue LUU Precinct
Starts Mon 22 Apr 5:30PM
End Mon 22 Apr 8:00PM

The Varsity Colour Run will be the opening event for the Varsity Festival 2024, and everybody is welcome to take part! The event is a 3km (approximate) run, jog or walk around the University of Leeds campus and you will pass through various dye stations around campus and be doused in different colours as you complete the course. 

We have a maximum capacity of 800 runners in total and all University of Leeds students and staff are invited to come and take part in this special celebration of our campus community! 

All participants who enter and take part will be given a special Limited Edition Varsity Colour Run white t-shirt. It is the first time that these have been made and they are only available to Colour Run participants. 

There will be a mass warm up before the event delivered by our Girls Training Together society. There will also be a mass dye throw at the start to get you prepared and ready.

You will begin in a white t-shirt and finish plastered in colour. There will be a splash of our varsity colours along the route to get you in the spirit. Get ready to have some fun! 

All funds raised from this event will be donated to a good cause. 

Please note: 

Please come dressed in appropriate exercise clothing and footwear. This means ready to run and be active, but also clothes that you do not mind getting dirty or dye on. Although the dye is water soluble, we recommend you consider your clothing choices. 

Due to the amount of people running, the event will be set off in three separate waves. These waves will be at:




Once you have bought your ticket, you will be sent an email with further information about the event, including your allocated wave start time. There will also be a participant registration for that you must complete prior to the event in order to take part. 

We will also be needing student volunteers for the event, sign up is here

Please note this event is for over-18's only. 

Ticket sales for this event have now closed. 

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