The Color Run, the world’s first COLOR 5K™ event, was founded in March 2011 as an event to promote healthiness and happiness by bringing the community together to participate in the “Happiest 5K on the Planet.” We are the original paint race and have created several other unique running events that continue to grow exponentially.
Now the single largest event series in the world, The Color Run has exploded since our debut event. We have more than exceeded our growth expectations, now hosting events in over 200 cities and 40 countries every year.
How The Event Works
Less about your 10-minute-mile and more about having the time of your life, The Color Run is a five-kilometer, un-timed event in which thousands of participants, or “Color Runners”, are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. With only two rules, the idea is easy to follow:
1. Wear white at the starting line!
2. Finish plastered in color!
After Color Runners complete the race, the fun continues with an unforgettable Finish Festival. This larger than life party is equipped with music, dancing and massive color throws, which create millions of vivid color combinations. Trust us, this is the best post-5K party on the planet!