Color Run comes to Durban

2016-09-21 06:00
Photo: supplied At last year’s Color Run.

Photo: supplied At last year’s Color Run.

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THE five-kilometre Color Run™ returns to Durban - and comes to Pietermaritzburg for the first time on Sunday 2 October and in Durban on Sunday 9 October.

The Color Run™ boasts more colour, sparkles, and highlights shining through, “the happiest five kilometres on the planet”.

This year brings with it a new venue and a fabulous new route, says The Color Run SA national event co-ordinator, Trevor Latimer.

“The Durban run starts from the Durban North College and the PMB run starts at Epworth School – both routes giving us access to some of the city’s most scenic views, and we can’t wait to introduce rainbows to every kilometre of it.”

With headline sponsor, Capitec Bank on board once again, the fun and festivities promise to be every bit as exciting as KZN Color runners have come to expect from the original paint race.

Capitec Bank’s head of communications Charl Nel says: “Capitec strongly supports The Color Run’s principles of healthiness, happiness, individuality, and giving back, which is why we have continued our long-standing relationship with Adopt-a-School, allowing us to contribute to schools in each area in which the event takes place. We donate R10 for each ticket purchased to a deserving school identified by Adopt-A-School.”

The 2016 Durban Color Run recipient has been named as the Maphumuzana Primary School in Umlazi.

“Through Adopt-a-School, we have learnt that Maphumuzana Primary requires teacher development and classroom-based support programmes in natural sciences. All money raised will be donated to this cause.”

Phangindawo Primary in Cato Ridge, is the identified recipient for the Pietermaritzburg event. All money raised will go towards building the school a vegetable garden.

Latimer stresses that The Color Run is not about one day of fun.

“We hope that Color runners will experience healthiness as enjoyment, and this will encourage them to make focus on The Color Run principles, which arguably form the foundation of a fulfilling life.”

In addition to raising money through Adopt-a-School, individual charities and schools can form their own fund- raising programmes. Register your school or charity on the “fun raiser” programme and raise money for every ticket sold under your unique fun raiser code. To get involved, contact The Color Run on

Color runners will each receive a race pack that includes the official Rainbow Tour edition T-shirt, headband, bag of colour powder, temporary tattoos, and a race number.

Additionally, every Color runner will receive a R200 voucher from to be redeemed against a minimum spend of R650 through the Superbalist app. Ts&Cs apply.

Tickets available online from The Color Run website ( and Facebook ( Individual ticket prices are R250 and R225 for groups of four or more. Manual entry points are listed on Late entries are charged at R300 each.


When: Sunday 2 October

Where: Epworth School, 95 Golf Road, Pietermaritzburg­

Time: 9am for a 10am start


When: Sunday 9 October

Where: Durban North College, 25/26 Prospect Hall Road, Durban North

Time: 9am for a 10am start. - Supplied.


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