LIVERPOOL - Run or Dye

LIVERPOOL
WELCOME TO RUN OR DYE!
We’re stoked that you’re getting set to Run or DYE! This info pack contains all the important details you need to make
sure you have the most colourific day of your life! We are expecting an insane amount of people, so please read this
pack in its entirety to help things run more efficiently.
LIVERPOOL AT A GLANCE:
1.
PACKET PICK-UP
X WHERE: REGISTRATION TENT ON THE DAY
X WHEN: 9AM – 10:30AM, SATURDAY 6th JUNE
2.
VENUE
X WHERE: AINTREE RACECOURSE, LIVERPOOL
X WHEN: 9AM SATURDAY 6th JUNE 2015
X FREE PARKING AVAILABLE
3.
GETTING TO AINTREE RACECOURSE
4.
EVENT DAY AND SCHEDULE
5.
SWAG STORE!
6.
GENERAL INFORMATION
X SAFETY
X WHAT TO WEAR
X WEATHER
X PHOTO POLICY
7.
CHARITIES
8.
PARTNERS
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1. PACKET PICK-UP
Please PRINT OUT YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL and hand it in to registration desks on your arrival.
Can’t find it?
Try searching ‘You're registered for Run or Dye!’ in your inbox or
search your junk folders.
What does my confirmation
email look like?
Before you run you need to pick up your race number and swag bag!
Here are a few reminders about your packet pick up:

You must have signed your waiver electronically before you can
pick up your packet. If you haven’t signed it yet, please do so via
the ‘Sign into My Active’ link HERE! The link is also at the bottom
of your confirmation email.

You may pick up packets on behalf of your family, friends or
teammates but be sure they have signed their waivers first!

If you are under the age of 18 you MUST have a parent or guardian
sign your electronic waiver online before the day of the event.

Prepare for queues at the packet pick up tents. Registration and
packet pick-ups will begin at 9AM from the packet pick up tents.
>>WHERE:
AINTREE
RACECOURSE,
ORMSKIRK RD,
L9 5AS
>>WHEN:
SATURDAY,
6th
WHAT’S INSIDE?
X T-SHIRT
X RACE NUMBER
X DYE PACK
X WRISTBAND
X TATTOO
Packet Pick-Up Location:
Packet Pick-Up / Registration will be near the stage/start line. Look out for our
GREEN FLAGS marked registration – you won’t miss them!
JUNE
(09:00AM - 10:30AM)
Date / Time Packet Pick – Up:
Packet Pick-Up / Registration will take place from 9AM – 10:30AM on Saturday 6th
June. Please make sure you arrive in plenty of time as there may be queues to pick
up your packet.
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2. VENUE
VENUE: AINTREE RACECOURSE
Please respect the facilities. We ask that you throw away empty DYE
packets, tattoo packets, water bottles and other trash in the bins provided
and make sure that others do the same!
Remember: NO PETS are allowed on the course and it is not permitted
for DYE to be taken off the premises.
Please expect the terrain to be flat, and a combination of grass, dirt track
and tarmac.
>>WHERE:
AINTREE RACECOURSE,
ORMSKIRK RD,
LIVERPOOL,
MERSEYSIDE,
L9 5AS
>>WHEN:
SATURDAY, 6th JUNE
09:00AM -1:30PM
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3. GETTING TO AINTREE RACECOURSE
We highly recommend you use Liverpool's great public transport system!
By Train
Aintree Station is a short 5 minute walk away from the racecourse and there are frequent, direct
trains from Liverpool Central and Moorfields Station to Aintree.
By Bus
Aintree can be reached by bus on services: 300, 311, 345, 350 and 351 both to and from Liverpool.
Busses depart every 30 minutes from Sir Thomas Street and Liverpool City Centre.
By Car
From the North - Leave M6 at J266 to join M58. Continue onto the A59 and we’re on the left in 2.5miles!
From the South - Leave M62 at J6 to join M57. Take the1st Left onto A59 and we’re on the left!
We have free parking available on site, but we ask that you please make arrangements to be
dropped off/picked up instead if at all possible. The car park is accessed through the main entrance
to the racecourse off Ormskirk road. Apon your arrival our event staff will direct you to the car park.
We ask that you please carpool where possible and drive courteously – being sure to arrive early to
avoid queing.
Note: Look out for Run or Dye flags and signs which will guide you to the event village!
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4. EVENT DAY INFORMATION
EVENT DAY SCHEDULE:
DYE Runners racing the rainbow will be sent in waves every 3
minutes.
09:00
START TIME – DON’T BE LATE!
The waves will start at 11:00AM and end at 11.20AM
please don’t be late!
PRE-RUN FESTIVAL KICKS
OFF!
10:30
Runners are sent on a first come first serve basis – so plan your
morning accordingly. If you are planning on doing more walking or
dancing than running rather than aiming for a PB, please join a later
wave and let the faster runners set off first.
COURSE AND COLOUR STATIONS
11:00
Runners are sent on a first come first
serve basis! Get to the chute by
11:00AM. The last wave is sent
around 11:20AM
11:30
At the end of the course, head over to the stage for the DYE
Festival. MC Sam will be blasting more DYE out with music and
colour so you can dance, party, play...and of course throw tons of
colour all over your family and friends! You get a free colour packet
as part of your pre-race swag and there’s plenty more to buy at the
Run or DYE swag store.
THE RUN BEGINS!
THE DYE FESTIVAL STARTS!

11:20
DYE FESTIVAL
LAST WAVE OF DYE
RUNNERS SENT
THE DYE FESTIVAL ENDS 
NO BAG DROP
THE SITE CLOSES:
14:00
There is no bag drop area, so please bring minimal belongings with
you that you don’t mind running with – don’t forget you can keep
valuables in your swag bag!
Don’t forget to stop by our store
before the race! We’ve got awesome
swag and of course TONS of DYE!
1:30
Every 1KM you’ll run, walk and dance through our DYE Stations.
Our highly trained DYE Crew will be ready to administer Random
Acts of DYE (they’ll be throwing colour all over you!)
If you’d rather dance, walk or jog slowly, no problem – just join the
back of the start queue. Remember, the run isn’t timed, and this isn’t
a competition!
PACKET PICK – UP OPENS!
You will need to pick up your packet
before you can run. This begins on
site at 9:00AM. Come early, there
may be queues!
We all head home, and check out
how fab we look in our photos –
reliving our Run or DYE experience!
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5. SWAG STORE!
Our SWAG STORE will be open from Registration right through until after the DYE Festival. So
be sure to save some money for a clean souvenir t-shirt to change into at the end of the day!
All items* will be available
to purchase at our SWAG
STORE!
*Subject to Availability!
T Shirt: £15
Long Sleeve T-shirt: £20
Tank Top: £15
Socks: £8
Fishnets: £6
Tutu: £10
Trucker Hat: £12
1 Packet of Dye: £2.50
5 Packets of Dye: £10
Wristband: £2
Tattoo: £1.50
Sunglasses: £6
Headband: £6
Colour Combo! (Headband, Sunglasses,
Tutu): £18
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6. GENERAL INFORMATION
WHAT TO WEAR
At Run or DYE you’re the canvas so wear whatever you
want! Lots of runners wear white to show off all the colour
while others come dressed in crazy costumes and
accessorize with official Run or DYE swag from our Swag
Store! Just remember, whatever you wear will get
covered in coloured DYE and while our DYE is designed
to be washable, we don’t do your laundry…. So wear
something you don’t mind getting a little colourful!
PHOTO POLICY
We want you to make memories and take pictures! Your
smartphones and point and shoot cameras are welcome!
There will also be professional photographers on the
course so remember to smile at the camera!
Want to find your totally awesome photos taken by our
camera crew? Just follow the steps below!
WEATHER
We will hold Run or DYE as scheduled even if it is raining!
However, our first priority is your safety and there may be
occasions – such as high wind or lightening- that will
postpone the run. If the weather looks threatening as we
lead up to the event, keep your eyes on our Facebook
page and your email for updates.
SAFETY
1. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER: Be sure to drink plenty of
water before, during and after the race. Runners receive a
drink at the finish line, but we strongly suggest that you
bring your own to stay hydrated before and during the event
as well.
2. USE COMMON SENSE WHEN THROWING DYE:
Don’t throw DYE directly in peoples’ faces, don’t throw DYE
at babies or at service animals and don’t throw DYE at
photographers with expensive equipment. If you see
anyone throwing DYE inappropriately please report it to a
member of staff.
3. REPORT SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOR OR PEOPLE WHO
LOOK LIKE THEY NEED ASSISTANCE: Run or DYE
participants are the best on the planet and we’ve never had
any problems at any of our events. Still, if you see anyone
acting suspiciously or endangering others please report it
to a volunteer or staff member. If you happen to run past
someone who seems to be struggling or appear they need
medical assistance, let a volunteer know so that we can get
them the help they might need.
4. DO NOT LEAVE BAGS UNATTENDED: Any bags left
unattended will be immediately confiscated by event
security!
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7. CHARITIES
Run or DYE is committed to leaving the world a more colourful place. We would not be a success without the help of
our charity partners who provide a small army of volunteers. We would both welcome your support.
NATIONAL CHARITY PARTNER - HELP FOR
HEROES
Run or DYE welcomes HELP FOR HEROES as their National Charity Partner.
Their mission is to deliver an enduring national network of support for our
wounded and their families. They want to inspire and enable those who have
made sacrifices on our behalf to achieve their full potential. The war in
Afghanistan may be over, but for those who have suffered life-changing
injuries, their battles are just beginning.
They have estimated that, of the 220,560 individuals deployed to Afghanistan
and Iraq between 2001 and 2014, up to 75,000 servicemen and women (and
their families) may need their support in the future. Help for Heroes will not let
them fight these battles alone.
Donate via TEXT MESSAGE! Text HERO to 70900!
You will be charged £5 plus your standard network rate and the full £5 will go to Help for
Heroes. Mobile Text Telephone helpline - 01494 750 500.
LOCAL CHARITY PARTNER –
LIVERPOOL PRIDE
Liverpool Pride exists to support and enable the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual and Trans*) community of Merseyside, to educate and combat
homophobia and promote positive community engagement. This is done
through the delivery of community projects, fundraising initiatives and our
annual Liverpool Pride festival, which is supported by a completely
volunteer led army of people. Liverpool Pride came about following the
homophobic murder of Micheal Causer, from Huyton near Liverpool.
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8. PARTNERS
IN ASSOCIATION WITH – THIS GIRL CAN
Fear of judgment is stopping many of us from taking part in exercise. But,
as thousands of women up and down the country are proving, it really
doesn’t have to. This Girl Can is a national campaign developed by Sport
England and a wide range of partnership organisations. It's a celebration of
active women up and down the country who are doing their thing no matter
how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets!
VIVOFIT- OFFICIAL ACTIVITY TRACKER PARTNER
ZEO – OFFICIAL DRINKS PARTNER
PHD WOMEN – OFFICIAL NUTRTION PARTNER
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