The Colour Run is coming to the UK!
For those of you who don't know what it is, The Colour Run, dubbed as "the happiest 5K on the planet", is a 5K race event that requires you to wear white at the beginning, and as you reach each kilometer you get a different colour of powdered paint thrown at you, so by the time you reach the finish line you should look like a rainbow! If you're still feeling a little clueless, check out the videos below.
The Colour Run is currently a big thing in the United States and Australia, and it was announced yesterday that this year it is coming right here to the UK! The Colour Run will be in London on July 14, 2013 and in Manchester on July 21, 2013- I will be for sure signing up for the Manchester event!
The good thing about The Colour Run is that it is only 5K (or 3.1 miles), so if you're new to running and don't fancy taking on a half marathon, this is perfect for you. It is also not actually a race- it is un-timed so you can go as fast or slow as you want to; you could run, walk, crawl or do roly polies all the way if you wish! The Colour Run is also open to people of any age- even children. I personally have never been a great long-distance runner; I'm a much better sprinter, so even this is a challenge for me at the moment and I'm looking forward to getting trained up for it!
The main intention of The Colour Run is to promote good health and happiness, and to have a whole lot of fun whilst doing it. Registration opens for the UK events on May 10, 2013, and you can purchase your colour run pack which contains a white Colour Run t-shirt, your race number, a bag of colour and other goodies, and some of the proceeds will go to a local charity (full details and prices haven't been released for the UK events yet).
Are you going to be registering for The Color Run? At the moment I am going to be doing it alone :( so if you're in the same boat and will be attending the Manchester event let me know and we can run together! You can also register as teams, so maybe if enough people are interested, we could get a #fbloggers/#bbloggers team going?!