The Color Run

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Chris Winter

Color Run 

Chris Winter

Color Run

Wembley Park , Wembley Park Sunday June 12 2016

We can't help but imagine that having powdered paint showering over you as you take on a five-kilometre run must make things a lot slower, but for this particular race that simply doesn't matter. Participants in 'the happiest 5k on the planet' aren't expected to break any world records, because having a brilliant time is way higher on the agenda. In fact, the 20,000-odd runners won't even be timed – the finishing line simply marks the start of the Colour Festival, where the party continues with DJs entertaining the crowd. Of course by this point they'll be suitably attired, too. Having started off in white clothes, the runners will be pelted with brightly coloured (all-natural) powders at each kilometre marker with the end result somewhat reminiscent of a primary school art cupboard. All fitness levels are welcome – as are kids of all ages – as walking and dancing around the course are deemed perfectly acceptable alternatives to the traditional jogging option. If the paint sounds fun but you’re dubious about getting pelted you might prefer to volunteer for paint-throwing duties.

Venue name: Wembley Park
Transport: Web: Wembley Park
Price: £26, £24 group bookings, £10 under-5s
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