Hello Beast Tamer(s),
Thank you for entering the inaugural Sutton Beast's Big Colour Blast, we can't wait to see you all on Sunday 16th July. As the event approaches we have put together some information below for you which we hope is useful.
If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact us as we are bound to have missed something.
So here goes.....
1. What clothes do you recommend?
Only gear you do not mind getting colour powder on. It should wash out but we can't guarantee that so leave your Prada at home! (this applies even if you are only spectating - Powder will find you!) If you have an old white t-shirt it would be good as the colours really 'pop' on these.
Sunglasses must be worn and we also recommend those with respiratory conditions consider a face covering of some sort if you think the powder may irritate if it gets in your mouth. Oh, and wear a hat if it's a hot one!
2. What time should I arrive?
Gates open at 10 am - get there early, collect your event number and pack, then relax in the Beast Village.
Mass warm up is at 10.45am approx
Colour Blast begins at 11am approx with a staggered start
3. Is there anywhere to park?
It's very limited.
If you are local and are able to do so please walk or cycle up, let's leave the car at home if possible.
If you are travelling from outside the village and need to drive please park somewhere considerately and walk upto the Beast Village.
There is disabled parking available.
By the way, the event is on the Brooklands playing fields behind The British Legion off The Brook. CB6 2QQ.
4. What should I bring?
A drink definitely. Optionally a hat for the sun and/or a face covering from the powder.
Why not bring a chair or rug and a picnic to while away a good few hours in The Beast Village? You can also purchase cakes, hot and cold drinks, hot food etc in The Beast Village.
We also have DJ Phil on the music / Selfie Pod (£1 a go - all proceeds to Breast Cancer Now charity) / ITV's Donny Blake / The Crazy Drummer / Ice Cream van and The Sutton Fire and Rescue team with their engine to look around. Also the guys from Connect Fibre will be on hand for a chat too. So plenty to enjoy. No need to go home straight after you have finished the Colour Blast.
Also please have a look down the sofa for any loose change or notes you didn't know you had lost. We are raising money for the BREAST CANCER NOW charity who do fantastic work. It is a cause very close to the Beast Team, but unfortunately probably to some of you.
100% of any profits from this event go to the charity, there will be buckets around The Beast Village, or donate by card at The Feast Food stand by chip and pin. So please give anything you can if you wish to do so.
5. What do I do when I get there?
Go straight to the Registration tent to sign in and pick up your event number and pack (sunglasses, whistle and pack of powder included!) and then chill.
6. What shouldn't I bring?
No alcohol or animals please (except assistance dogs)
7. What are the golden rules?
Do not throw Powder until instructed to do so by the organizers, and never at people's faces - a definite no no, it's safe but no-one wants to eat it! Please follow the signage and the Marshals instructions at all times.
Yours, and everybody's enjoyment, in a safe environment is everything to us.
Thank you for your support, it's going to be a blast, The Sutton Beast's Big Colour Blast!
See you there!