Running in popping colours
January 08 2020 09:25 PM
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AFTER PARTY: Once the 5k is over, the fun continues at the finish festival: a larger-than-life party equipped with music, dancing, photo opportunities, activity booths, vendors, and more massive colour throws.

What can get better than a healthy activity filled will colours and music? Nothing really! People of all ages are going to have a fun at The Color Run that returns to Doha this month on January 25 at Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC). Presented by Sahtak Awalan: Your Health First, the event offers the ‘Happiest 5k on the Planet’. In a five kilometre run, the participants will be sprinkled with bright and shiny colours. The Color Run is an initiative of Weill Cornell Medicine — Qatar and will take place from 7am to 12pm.
The sixth edition returns under the theme of ‘Love Tour’ to celebrate the bond that ties people together, and to raise awareness on the health benefits of keeping an active lifestyle. It is a five-kilometre, untimed event. The runners are doused from head to toe in a different colour powders at each kilometre mark. The participants wear white at the starting line and finish the race plastered in popping hues.
Once the 5k is over, the fun continues at the finish festival: a larger-than-life party equipped with music, dancing, photo opportunities, activity booths, vendors, and more massive colour throws. The vivid colour combinations give runners the best post-run party on the planet.
The event is free for ‘Little Color Runners’ (aged 4 and under) without participant pack. ‘Little Color Runners’ (aged 4 and under) with participant pack will cost QR55 for one child. ‘Regular Color Runner’ is for QR170. ‘Deluxe Color Runner’ is for QR280.
The participants will also get their packs at the Color Run. The first pack is ‘2020 Limited Edition Love Tour Little Color Runner Participant Pack’. It will include a love T-shirt, headband, re-usable bag, medal at the finish line, sun tattoo, badge, bib, welcome card, sponsor goodies, and colour packet at the finish line.
The ‘Regular Participant Pack’ will have a love T-shirt, headband, re-usable bag, medal at the finish line, sun tattoo, badge, bib, welcome card, sponsor goodies and colour packet at the finish line. The ‘Deluxe Participant Pack’ contains deluxe parking, 2020 Limited Edition Love Tour glasses, socks, bracelet and bandana, love T-shirt, headband, reusable bag, medal at the finish line, sun tattoo, badge, bib, welcome card, sponsor goodies, and colour packet at the finish line.
Christian Moufarrej, Event Director of The Color Run presented by Sahtak Awalan: Your Health First, spoke to Community about how successful the event has been so far in Doha.
When asked how successful the previous five Color Run events held in Doha were, the organiser said: “We have seen the The Color Run presented by Sahtak Awalan: Your Health First grow in numbers of participants each year. Last year we had a massive turnout of over 10,000 participants, and we are expecting the sixth edition this year to be even bigger with more people attending and participating. The Color Run is a great way for people to spend time with their families and friends having fun in a way that is beneficial for their health and wellbeing.”
Asked if there is anything new that the Color Run will be offering the runners this year, Christian said, “The Color Run is always bringing something new every year and this year is no exception. The theme for this year is ‘Love Tour.’ It is all about spreading love and good vibes, and creating awareness about the benefits of keeping fit.
“With this year’s edition promising to be bigger than all our previous ones, participants can expect more colours, more fun, and limited-edition items in their participant packs. The post 5k party is going to be one of the best colourful parties to be hosted so far.”
The organiser has a word of advice for the participants to that they can make the most of it. “The Color Run is not a timed competition. Everyone can choose to run, walk, skip or jog throughout the 5km distance, and everyone can celebrate their achievements with prizes, music, photo opportunities, and myriads of unforgettable moments at the finish line, along with a medal. Bring your family and friends and try this one-of-a-kind experience.”



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