The Color Run™, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique colour race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality, and giving back to the community. Less about your 10-minute-mile and more about having the time of your life, The Color Run is a five-kilometre, un-timed race in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in different colours at each kilometre. The fun continues at the finish line with a gigantic “Color Festival,” using more coloured powder to create happiness and lasting memories, not to mention millions of vivid colour combinations. Trust us, this is the best post-5k party on the planet! With only two rules, the idea is easy to follow:
1. Wear white at the starting line
2. Finish plastered in colour
Now the single largest event series on the planet, The Color Run is exploding since our debut event in January of 2012, with 1.5+ million runners in 2013 and over 2 million taking part in 2014.
Be Healthy. Be Happy. Be You.
While The Color Run event is all about fun and positive energy, the 5k also focuses on promoting a healthy lifestyle. Over half of our participants are first-time 5k runners and the event is making headway on the growing national focus of improving health and wellness. We hope that The Color Run event will be able to act as a catalyst for our participants to live an active, healthy lifestyle.
Seeing how happy The Color Run has made people has been tremendously rewarding for us. It is an event for all fitness levels, ages and backgrounds. Our tagline, ‘The Happiest 5K on the Planet’, was created after seeing the expressions of pure joy from Color Runners. Want to add some happiness to your life? Click here to register.
"Color Runners” vary in demographics and reasons for running. With no winners or official times, The Color Run caters to anyone – 2 year olds to 80 year olds, first time runners to professional athletes. Some Color Runners participate as a celebration and capstone of their healthy living accomplishments, while others participate for reasons unique to them. There’s even been 10 marriage proposals! What are you running for? Tell us here.
As a for-profit event management company, we love the opportunity we have to partner with charities to help shine a light on their amazing work within society and highlight the causes they stand for. We raised more than £140,000 for our charity partner last year! For more information about our charity partner, please visit our Charity page.
So, whether you are a casual mall walker or an Olympic athlete, the 3 miles of The Color Run course will be the most memorable and colourful run of your life!