Color Runners country-wide have been eagerly waiting for “The Happiest 5k on the Planet” to arrive in their hometowns. Johannesburg is next on The Color Run 2015 calendar.
The Color Run is a five kilometre un-timed race in which thousands of participants, or “Color Runners”, are doused from head to toe in different colours at each kilometre.
Mark your diaries:
When: 20 September 2015
Where: Roosevelt High School, Emmarentia Dam
Time: 09H00 for 10h00
The Color Run is brighter, shinier and happier this year, with the introduction glitter powder. The event is designed to uplift and inspire runners to stand out from the crowd, sweat sparkles, and continue to live their lives in a happy and healthy way. Get ready for special shine elements at the Finish Festival. This is the year to unleash your inner sparkle!
“The Color Run is bigger and better than ever, and that’s thanks in part to the fact that South Africa’s happiest bank, Capitec Bank, has come on board as the headline sponsor,” says Leon Swanepoel, The Color Run South Africa event producer.
“And, it is about so much more than just one day, which is why we are thrilled to have a sponsor that shares The Color Run’s passion for social upliftment,” says Swanepoel.
“Capitec Bank, like The Color Run, believes in health, happiness, individuality, giving back, living life in technicolour and having fun, while caring about the community,” says Charl Nel, head of communications at Capitec Bank.
“We are so excited to get colourful with Johannesburg, and to brighten not only Color Runners, but the community too,” says Nel.
Capitec Bank and The Color Run have partnered with Adopt-a-School Foundation and are donating R10.00 from every ticket sold to support education in each city hosting The Color Run.
“We were able to raise over R40 000 for Ndukwenhle High School in Umlazi Township when The Color Run came to Durban. We’re drumming up support and awareness by taking a giant takkie on The Color Run tour – come and check it out in Joburg,” says Nel.
Color Runners will each receive a race pack with includes a 2015 edition Race T-Shirt, headband, bag of colour powder, temporary tattoos, and a race number.
Additionally, every Color Runner will receive a R200 voucher from Takealot.com for the purchase of The Color Run powder and merchandise, as well as a R200 voucher from Superbalist to be redeemed against a minimum spend of R250.
Charity and school fundraising is a big part of The Color Run. Register your own school or charity on the Fun Raiser programme and raise money for every ticket sold under your unique Fun Raiser code. To give back, contact The Color Run on firstname.lastname@example.org.