The Color Run was founded in March 2011 to promote health and happiness by getting communities to participate in the “Happiest 5k on the Planet.” The Color Run is now the single largest event series in the world. There were more than 300 events in over 50 countries in 2014.
The Color Run is a 5k race, which is 3.1 miles. One of the great things about The Color Run is that you don’t have to be a runner to participate. People in the race get to choose if they want to run the whole time, walk the whole time, or do a mixture of running and walking. This allows everyone to participate --from grandmas to kindergarteners to marathon runners.
If you are planning to participate in a Color Run, it is advised that you wear as much white as possible. The Color Run’s goal is for all participants to leave the race colored from head to toe. Throughout the race, there are four different color stations set up. When you pass these color stations, The Color Run workers will douse you with colorful powder. Each color station is a separate color. By the end of the race, everyone is covered with four different colors.
After the race, the crowd will go to the Finish Festival. At this post-run party, there will be a color throw every 15 minutes. Everyone in the crowd has a packet of powdered color; during the color throw, the crowd opens their packet and throws the color up in the air. All of the racers are underneath a cloud of color for at least thirty seconds before the powder finally begins to settle. There’s fun music playing at the Finish Festival, and the runners get even more color packed on them from the color throws.
In 2015, the Color Run is traveling the world with its “Shine Tour.” During this tour, runners will get a finisher’s medal as they cross the finish line and come into the Finish Festival. Shiny tattoos and packets full of glitter are also given to the runners to create the shiny theme.
If you’re looking for something fun that will keep you healthy and happy, signing up for a Color Run is an awesome idea!