Fans of the Color Run will be thrilled to know that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) event is returning in November 2014 to the Dubai Autodrome thanks to its overwhelming success in 2013. Whether you're new to the event or planning to join the 2nd time round, the Color Run is presently the only running event of its kind in UAE that marries fun and fitness with lots of powdered make up. Here's a quick and simple guide to help everyone get on board with upcoming run on 29 November in Dubai.
Originally from the US, the Color Run is now the single largest running event series around the globe with events in 27 countries including Japan, Belgium, UK, Netherlands, Brasil, Singapore, China, Australia etc. Since January 2012, it has expanded to over 200 cities including Sydney, Marseille, Amsterdam, Taipei, Jakarta, Munich etc.
The Color Run Dubai presented by Daman's ActiveLife offers exercise, laughter, partying and camaraderie all in one package. Also referred to as the 'Happiest 5k Run on the Planet', the event is a fun day out with family and friends. Therefore you will have no competitors to race against or world records to break. The run is not even timed. The even site will open from 7.15am. Runner will start off at 8.15am until 9.15am. So make sure you're there early by 8am to soak in all the fun and cheer as the event gets off to a happy start.
There is no other 5 kilometer run where you will be powdered with color along the route. Be prepared for a full makeover with vibrant colours by the time you reach the finish line. And then be doused some more as you are greeted at the end of your run by color throws from fellow participants. Good news is the powder is derived from 100% natural food-grade corn starch and can be removed easily after the run.
Everyone is welcomed to join in irregardless of age or fitness level. There are first time runners and professional athletes to babies in trolleys and 80 year old seniors. Since there's no race to get anywhere real fast, you can walk, run, dance, crawl and even cartwheel to the finish line in full colours. Just remember to wear all WHITE.
The 2013 run sold out in less than 2 weeks and the organisers don't expect the 2014 tickets to be hanging around for too long. Race entries will go on sale at 9am on 28 August and purchases can be made easily online. Just sign up using a credit card at the online registration page. Your Color Run Race Pack will be couriered straight to your door. Each entry is AED 140 plus a AED 25 delivery fee.