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Important Notice

Firstly, we’d like to wish you all well during these uncertain times.

As you’d expect over these past few weeks we have all been closely monitoring the situation regarding the Covid-19 Virus, and it is with great regret we have decided that The Colourthon will be cancelled this year.

This decision was arrived at following careful consideration and discussion but, ultimately, the decision was taken out of our hands yesterday by Southend Borough Council under the advice of the World Health Organisation and the national effort to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. We feel our paramount responsibility is to ensure the safety of all our walkers and volunteers and we therefore fully support them in this decision.

Thank you to everyone that had already registered – it was looking to be a very promising year with record entries but sometimes that’s just how things go.

With regard to those of you who have already registered, full refunds of your Registration Fees will be issued over the next few days but please do not hesitate to send us a message if you have any questions.

So, let us continue to support our communities, family, friends and each other in these next few weeks and months of uncertainty, please all keep well.

Much Love,
Colourthon Team

The Colourthon

With over £1.6 million pledged to date benefitting over 700 charities, the Colourthon is one of the top fundraising events in Essex! We believe the key to its success has been the fact that walkers can raise sponsorship for ANY registered charity of their choice.

The Colourthon is two events in one, the Moonlight walk being a half marathon and the Twilight a 10k challenge.

Both events are FUN walks around Southend by night with the emphasis being on FUN and FUNDRAISING! They both kick off at 6pm (just ahead of the sun setting) on Saturday 4th July 2020, and everyone is encouraged to dress as brightly as their imaginations will allow! Remember, there will be spot prizes for those who impress us with their costumes!

Besides the obvious fun of dressing up, the walks serve highlight the many worthy causes represented by our walkers in full and spectacular colour!

So why not get involved and experience the great atmosphere together with all the sights, sounds and smells of the seaside by night.


Charity is what we’re all about at Colourthon, walk in the Colourthon and raise valuable funds for simply any charity of your choice* all we ask it that they’re registered with the UK Charity Commission. To date over 700 charities have already benefited form Colourthon, will yours be next?

Click here to see the charities already registered with us.

Be a Steward

The Colourthon is organised totally on a voluntary basis and without doubt, one of the key roles is that of an Event Steward; quite simply, regardless of all the planning, the event would simply not be possible without them, so why not sign up to be one of our wonderful stewards and help cheer everyone along, well, what are you waiting for?

Virgin Money

We've spent considerable time researching the best option for online fundraising and, as a result, we recommend using 'Virgin Money Giving'. We feel that Virgin offers the best value for the charity you are supporting.

More information is available here

Southend Round Table

Round Table isn’t only about fundraising it’s also much more, why not get involved and find some exciting new ways of having fun at the same time as benefiting our local community.

Click here for more information and upcoming events


An event such as Colourthon would simply not be possible without our wonderful sponsors, please show them some love.


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