The Color Run™: The Happiest 5k on the Planet

The global phenomena, The Color Run™, has finally made its debut here in our sunny island!

What is it?

The Color Run™, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique color race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality, and giving back to the community.  The Color Run is a five-kilometre, un-timed race in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometre. The fun continues at the finish line with a gigantic “Color Festival”, using more colored powder to create happiness and lasting memories, not to mention millions of vivid color combinations. Trust us, this is the best post-5k party on the planet! With only two rules, the idea is easy to follow:

  1. Wear white at the starting line
  2. Finish plastered in color

I have a really bad stamina, I’ve never thought that I would join a marathon! Who knew, when I heard that The Color Run™ is making its debut here in Singapore for the first time, I immediately told my friends “WE HAVE TO JOIN THIS.” Honestly speaking, I did not know what time would the tickets be out. On that very day the tickets were released, I was really lucky to have went onto the website at the correct timing, when the tickets just were just released.

Tickets sold out fast within a few hours. Aww man, I wish everybody could join this race. To those who did not manage to get tickets, fret not. The Color Run™ brings its party and fun to over 100 cities across the world every year, so, who knows, there might be another one here someday? Or why not, bring yourself there instead! Experiencing The Color Run™ in a foreign country would no doubt be an exciting one!

One thing I like about The Color Run™ is that, not only it promotes being healthy while having fun, it also focuses on giving back! For every race entry, they will be donating $1 to Project Happy Feet. For more information on Project Happy Feet, you can visit here.

Due to recent news of bombings happening at marathons, there was no bag deposit area for this run. Boy oh boy, it took us an entire hour looking for empty lockers!

Due to the huge turnout, the race officially started at 5pm, and the crowd were released in waves. Funky colourful wigs, tutus, you can even see a chicken man, goofy and minion at the race! It was spontaneous of them to dress up for the event, and it really added to the atmosphere! It was heaps adorable seeing little toddlers participating in this run as well.

Photo credits to The Color Run Singapore Facebook

So, how did the colour powder throwing worked? There was a colour station every 1km – 1st was pink, followed by blue, yellow, then red. I thought that it would be better if there were some volunteers at the side of the barricades throwing the coloured powder at us throughout the whole route. It was fun nonetheless! Volunteers squirting out coloured powder from squirt bottles, throwing powder from cups, friends picking powder from the floor and even runners rolling themselves on the floor!

There were stations giving out complimentary cups of 100 Plus and mineral water along the route as well, keeping the runners hydrated.

Did any of you see the unicorn?
Photo credits to The Color Run Singapore Facebook

After the race, volunteers at the finish line were each given a packet of coloured powder, banana, and a bottle of 100 Plus. There were food and beverage stalls to fill our hungry tummy too!

Emcee was entertaining, and he definitely knew how to hype up the crowd and keep the fun going at the post race party! US band Before You Exit also headlined and performed for both days (you can check out the article here).

For those who were there, we hope you had as much fun as I did!

We would like to thank The Color Run™, CIMB Bank and all participating sponsors for bringing its party and fun here to our shores and making this possible!

Be Healthy. Be Happy. Be You.

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