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The Color Run 2013

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by Jessica Valls (subscribe)
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The world's most fun race is back. A.K.A the Happiest 5k on the Planet, the Color Run is a unique race that celebrates health, happiness and people.

Photo: Nikolas Becker


Inspired by the Hindu Festival Holi, which they have every year where I come from, is a traditional celebration that involves the throwing of natural colored powders to celebrate the beginning of Spring. Originally, it was a festival that commemorated good harvests and fertile land. Hindus believe it is a time to enjoying the rich colours of spring and say goodbye to winter



The Color Run started in the US, and made it's debut to Australia in 2012, last year. This even is slowly becoming one of the largest events of the world, with already over a millions participants for this year.

While the Color race is a 5 kilometer race in which thousands of people who will be running by your side, it's less about the sport and more about the fun. So there is no need to worry; you do not need to be a professional runner to participate.

Whether you want to run alone or in a team it's pretty easy. You can register on the Color Run website and chose if you want to run as an individual or as a team. If you run as a team it's much more fun, that way you can make up a fun team name and run together and get colored over the 5 kilometers. It's much more fun that way!

And as unusual as this may sound, there is a dress code for this kind of event. The dress code is simply white. This will allow you to start out clean as a blank canvas and finish looking like a tie and dye painting. Because every time the runners pas a kilometer marker, they are powdered with colours.

The fun continues after the race with a 'color festival', which involves the use of more and more color powder to create everlasting fun and happiness! I could not find a reason why I would not want to be there. It's like being in the world of Care Bears!



The color run is a charity even and chooses a local charity for each city they visit. So register if you want to be a runner, or if you want to have a funky team to run with.

Also for more information on the Color Run Australia Tour, visit the Color Run website.
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Why? For the best run ever
When: From May through to August
Where: Australia Tour
Cost: $50 for a team (min 4ppl)
Your Comment
i saw the color run in nsw on telly last night. it seems awesome. based on the indian holi festival, this fabulous event is a great way to have heaps of fun for a noble cause.
by Joy (score: 3|1879) 1540 days ago
Gosh, it sounds idyllic.
by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (score: 3|4613) 1665 days ago
Should be heaps of fun! I'll be at the Adelaide run as an official photographer - cant wait!
by Paula McManus (score: 3|2638) 1657 days ago
ps.... you've made a spelling error in your profile tagline "Freelance photographer, writting for fun!"
(should be "writing")
by Paula McManus (score: 3|2638) 1657 days ago
Great article! However, there is absolutely No Mention anywhere of the Color Run being inspired by Holi on the website:(
by reema (score: 0|7) 1662 days ago
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