A Girls Color Run Weekend in Sydney

They don’t lie. The Colour Run really is the happiest 5k on earth!  The Color Run is only a fairly new concept, originating in the USA in 2012 and is based on the ancient Hindu Festival, Holi. The Color Run has been adapted and turned into a 5k fun run (or walk/jog/crawl/dance/roll etc) that promotes healthiness, happiness, community spirit and participation whilst also supporting a local charity. Now who doesn’t love that? My uni pals and I take part in the Sydney Color Run each year because it is fun and mostly because it gives us a chance to have a girls weekend away!

crowd in front of the stage all throwing paint into the air

What I particularly love about the Color Run is welcomes people from all backgrounds, abilities and ages with open arms. Anyone can do it, and should! You start the race in white and by the end you are coated in every colour of the rainbow and get to take part in the exciting Finish Festival, described as the “best post-5k party on the planet!”

and the paint coming down onto the crowd

7 girls at the start of the race in tutus

on the train before the race

4 of us on the train in our bright tutus

lying on our bellies in so much blue paint

rolling around in the blue paint

all of us completely covered in blue

sign pointing towards smurf village

the orange section at colour run

sign saying free spray tan ahead

sign saying pretty in pink pointing towards pink section

the girls in the pink area

Sarah with a completely pink face

rolling around in the pink paint

group picture all multi coloured

all colourful at the finish line

2 of the girls covered in paint

close up picture of liz covered in paint

bec covered in orange

colourful selfie with crowd in the background

simone giving a thumbs up

cloud of red paint above a crowd of people

full team picture after the race

all the colours flying into the air above everyone

paint throw by crowd in front of the stage

all of us in post race ponchos

simone and bec in ponchos

all colourful on the train in ponchos

The time taken in the shower getting clean after the race is definently worth every second. Don’t waste a minute and sign up for the funnest 5km and best day of your life! For my fellow Aussies visit here for more info on events, dates and sign ups: http://www2.thecolorrun.com/australia/

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