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!
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!”
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/