It’s coming!!! August 24th The Color Run will be in downtown Cincinnati! As you know the kids & I have been spending or summers getting into a healthier life style, and looking forward to participating in 5k events. The Color Run is one of our absolute favorites and we are counting down the days until it’s time!
The Color Run™, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality, and giving back.
Less about your 10-minute-mile and more about having the time of your life, The Color Run is a five-kilometer, un-timed race in which thousands of participants are from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. The fun continues at the finish line with a gigantic “Finish 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:
- Wear white at the starting line
- Finish plastered in color
Now the single largest event series in the nation, The Color Run is exploding since our debut event in January of 2012 and will grow from over 50 events and 600,000 participants in 2012, to over 100 events and over a million participants in 2013. Click here to join the party.
Be Healthy. Be Happy. Be You.
While The Color Run event is all about fun and positive energy, the 5k also focuses on promoting healthy living. More than 60 percent of Color Runners are first-time 5k runners and the event is making headway on the growing national focus of improving health and wellness.
In October, The Color Run event was featured on Nickeloden’sWorldwide Day of Play, an initiative to motivate youth to get out and be active. The segment showed how kids celebrated around the country, featuring Nickelodeon stars and celebrities, including the First Lady. The Color Run event was a major highlight of the segment, and showed kids’ participation and thoughts on the 5k.
One child comments, “I play because it’s healthy and fun; especially when you’re running through color!”
Another remarked, “I’ve never run before, but I’m excited about The Color Run because we get to get color splashed on us and it’s so much fun.”
“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 Travis Snyder, founder of The Color Run. After hundreds of thousands of participants have crossed the finish line – the name has stuck.
“Color Runners” vary in demographics and reasons for running. With no winners or official times, The Color Run caters to anyone – 2 year olds to 80 year olds, first time runners to professional athletes. More than 60 percent of Color Runners are first-time 5k runners and participate as a celebration and capstone of their healthy living accomplishments. Others participate to honor loved ones who have passed or are fighting diseases. More run for love, and The Color Run event has sparked approximately 10 marriage proposals and one wedding. So, whether you are a casual mall walker or an Olympic athlete, the 3 miles of The Color Run course will be the most memorable and colorful run of your life!
Although The Color Run is a for-profit company, we love the opportunity we have to partner with charities to help shine a light on their amazing work within society and highlight the causes they stand for. We have raised donations for more than 80 local and national charities since 2012. For more information on how The Color Run works with charities.
Want to join us at The Color Run Cincinnati?? Grab your coupon code for $5 any race entry (that’s not sold out of course)
If you’ve never done a color run, you can’t miss it. Check out the video below.
-Less about your 10-minute-mile and more about having the time of your life, The Color Run is a five-kilometer, un-timed race in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. 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!