Launched in 2012, The Color Run describes itself as "the happiest 5km on the planet." A 5km course, participants start dressed in white, and are routinely doused with coloured powder at each kilometre - the best part is, it's not a timed event, so you can walk, run, skip, cartwheel, or dance your way through the course!
The Color Run promotes spreading happiness, promoting the importance of health and wellness, celebrating individuality and spotlighting the work of various charities, while boosting awareness of their respective causes and donating to help achieve their goals.
Since 2012, The Color Run have supported more than fifty charities, with over $1.5 million raised. This year, their nominated charities are The Starlight Children's Foundation, The Cancer Council, The Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and Adelaide's local Make A Wish. Runners even have the opportunity to 'run for a cause' and fundraise for a charity of their choice.
This year, the Tropicolor World Tour 2016 celebrates the fifth anniversary of The Color Run. Participants will experience a brand new Tropicolor Zone, where they will journey through an island-style course, whilst being bathed in a tropical selection of colours, and encounter delicious island scents.
At the Finish Festival, participants will enjoy the Rainbow Beach, which includes music, dancing, unique photo opportunities, and massive colour throws every 15 minutes to welcome new runners finishing the course.
Each Color Runner will also receive a Tropicolor race shirt, finisher's medal on a floral ribbon, embroidered headband, and temporary tattoos.
When: Sunday, September 11th (Adelaide)
Where: Victoria Park Racecourse
Time: 9am-12pm (but there's an 8:20 Zumba warmup for those who want to get kick-started!) More information on the Adelaide schedule here.
Ticket pricing: Kids under 5 (free), Kids (5-15 years), $60, Individual (16+ years) $65.00, Teams (4+ people) $60.00 pp, Family (2 adults and 2 kids), $200.00
Photos via The Color Run website and Facebook.
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