of all paint races, The Colour Run, is heading to Cape Town on Saturday, 19
October to give Capetonians the time of their lives, as they transform the Sea
Point Promenade into a five kilometre canvas of colour.
will have the chance to find out what all the fun is about, as they get their
turn to colour their world. Internationally renowned as a fun, family-friendly
race, The Colour Run celebrates health, happiness, individuality and
giving back, as it brings Capetonians together to create a five-kilometre-long
canvas of colour.
race registration will be held at the Green Point Salesian Football Club, Fritz
Sonnenburg Road on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 October between 12pm and 9pm. Colour
Runners will be able to collect their race packs full of goodies such as paint, T-shirt, headband, tattoos and stickers. Entries are filling up fast, so enter now at www.thecolorrun.co.za before it sells out. Kids
under ten years old are free, provided they are accompanied by an adult.
will start at 8am on the Sea Point Promenade along Beach Road, in front of the
Winchester Mansions Hotel. The start will be staged in waves, 3 minutes apart,
to ensure that Colour Runners have enough room to move along the five kilometre
loop. The finish line is located in close proximity to the start, and Colour
Runners are invited, along with their families, to enjoy music, giveaways and
fun in the festival zone afterwards.
Runners need to arrive at the start wearing something white – anything from
white T-shirts to white tutus – and when the starting gun fires, the festival
of colour begins. The first four kilometres of the event are each associated
with a colour: yellow, red, blue and green. In each colour zone, volunteers
shower participants with clouds of brightly coloured powder. The race ends with
a colour-throwing party where Colour Runners and spectators get to make the
world a more vibrant place.
the term ‘Colour Runners’ stop you from entering. Even those who would ordinarily
choose the Cableway up the mountain over hiking up can participate with ease.
The Colour Run is non-timed, so it’s all about having fun, not about flaunting
your fitness. In fact, 60% of Colour Runners are first-time runners,
participating for the sheer joy of doing something unique, healthy and fun,
with family and friends.
jog, walk, rollerblade, get pushed in a pram... anything goes at The Colour
Run. There’s only one rule: have the most colourful fun of your life. After
all, it’s not called “the Happiest 5k on the Planet” for nothing.
suspect that “the messiest 5k” is an apt name for the event, but you needn’t
worry about going to work on Monday morning with hair like Nicki Minaj. The Colour
Run powder washes off easily from hair and skin, and with a bit of OMO power,
it also comes out of clothes (just don’t wear your best dress shirt). Being
food grade, coloured cornstarch, the powder is also 100% non-toxic, making it
safe for your family and for the environment.
fun’s all over, air-blowing cleaning stations will spruce up the Colour
Runners, while an environmental cleaning specialist will remove all
coloured-powder sachets and wash away any stray colour from the Sea Point
though, there’s a lot that stays behind after The Colour Run, even after the
cleaners have passed through... and not just great memories and Technicolor
photos. The Colour Run has always been about giving back. Despite being a
global initiative, The Colour Run sources and supports local suppliers for
each event. The Colour Run Cape Town will also be donating part of the
proceeds of the race to the University of Cape Town’s SHAWCO education and
To find out
more about The Colour Run 5k event, click here or visit www.thecolorrun.co.za,
www.1049.fm, or stay tuned to Heart 104.9fm, The Colour Run Cape Town’s
official media partner.