The Color Run, the world’s first Colour 5k event, was founded in March 2011 to promote healthiness and happiness by bringing the community together to participate in the “Happiest 5k on the Planet”.
Organisers of the event say, "We are the original paint race and have created a completely new genre of color dash running running events that continues to grow exponentially.
And admittedly it has exploded into a series of colourful experiences that no doubt have filtered across your timeline at some point or other.
"Now the single largest event series in the world, we have more than exceeded our growth expectations, hosting events in over 200 cities and 40 countries every year."
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The Carnival Tour 2018
"It doesn’t matter if it’s your first experience with The Color Run or you’ve been joining in for years, the Carnival Tour will be the most memorable 5k of your life."
With a new set of themes, there is a 2018 Carnival Tour near you - so best you start planning for "more clownin’ and less frownin’ throughout South Africa".
Each Color Runner will also receive a limited-edition Carnival race shirt, headband, powder pack and fun temporary tattoos.
How The Event Works
The Color Run is a five-kilometer, fun-timed event in which thousands of participants, or “Color Runners”, are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. With only two rules, the idea is easy to follow:
- 1 Wear white at the starting line!
- 2 Finish plastered in color!
"After Color Runners complete the race, the fun continues with an unforgettable Finish Festival."
Be warned though - this is not about you best timed performance but more about just having fun - so expect a larger than life party, equipped with music, dancing and massive color throws as you create millions of vivid color combinations.
Cost: Single entry tickets - R270.00, Team entries -R245.00, Children 2yrs to 12yrs - R40.00, Children Under - 2yrs Free
- 7 July - Durban
- 21 July - Pretoria
- 11 August - Polokwane
- 16 September - Johannesburg
- 10 November - Cape Town
Contact: Click here for more information or to book