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The Color Run Melbourne 2012

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Human Canvas on the Run
If you're thinking of joining a fun run before the end of the year, as part of a New Year's resolution or bucket list, then continue reading below.

It is a run with a (coloured) twist. Described as the "Happiest 5K on the Planet", the Color Run is a family-friendly run for those who don't mind being a human canvas. Why not sign up as a team as it makes for a great team bonding exercise. You can finally throw paint at your colleagues or friends with no stigma attached.

Photo: 2011 The Color Run

During the course of the race, the atmosphere will be electric as participants try to cover their white tshirts with as much colour as they can. Participants will be walking or jogging through clouds of colour smoke or be pelted by coloured bags by volunteers and on-lookers.

Your aim is to finish the race looking like this:

Photo: 2011 The Color Run

Only 3 race rules apply to this event:
1. All participants are welcome: fast, slow, runner, walker, old, and young.
2. White shirt dress code at the official start line and ready to roll no later than 9.30AM sharp.
3. Completely coloured Willy Wonka goodness at the finish.

The Color Run is coming to Melbourne on Sunday 25th November. The course map begins at Flemington Racecourse from 9:30am. A copy of the course can be found here

As well as doing justice to your own health, do your part for charity by fundraising for the Australian Paralympic Committee, the nominated charity for the Color Run.

They are also seeking volunteers if you can spare half a day to be part of this crazy event.

Registration is opened on their website. Solo entries are $55. If you have more than 4 people and sign up together, it will cost $50 per person. Numbers are limited so sign up quickly to avoid disappointment.

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Why? Happiest 5K on the Planet
When: Sunday 25th November from 9:30AM
Where: Flemington Racecourse
Cost: From $55 solo entry, groups of 4 or more people are $50 pp
Your Comment
Bit's been booked up for a while
by griff (score: 0|2) 2224 days ago
At the time of publishing the article, entries were still open. They had reached full capacity by 31/10/2012 I believe.
by Ms Kay (score: 1|12) 2224 days ago
According to the color run site, this event is already booked out!
by jan.d (score: 2|109) 2222 days ago
Too bad this is being posted long after registration has sold out...
by krist (score: 0|3) 2219 days ago
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