Color Run returns to Port Elizabeth

2015-04-30 17:15

REGISTRATION for the original powder race, The Color Run, is now open as Port Elizabeth kicks off, on May 17, the South African national series with an estimated 5 000 participants at this year’s single largest 5km event series in the world.

With no winners or official times, organisers say The Color Run celebrates healthiness, happiness, and individuality, bringing the community together to create a five-kilometre canvas of colour. Thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in different colours at each kilometre.

“We call The Color Run the ‘happiest 5k on the planet’ because our events bring together friends and family in a unique, healthy, and fun environment,” said Margeaux Swartz, national spokesperson for The Color Run. “Our only rules are that people wear white and prepare to be covered in colour at the finish!”

Tickets are available from Computicket and all Shoprite/Checkers stores. Direct links and more information are available on The Color Run website ( and Facebook (

Early entrance will get an early bird special available until April 12 for R200. Thereafter, individual ticket prices are R235.

The run will take place at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University North Campus at 10:00

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