The Color Run Comes to Qatar!

Join the Happiest 5K on the planet at the end of January
ByFrancesca MoserSunday , 14 December 2014
The Color Run Comes to Qatar!
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The color run

The famous color powder race is coming to Qatar next month for the first time thanks to Your Health First, an initiative from Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) in association with the Supreme Council of Health and the campaign’s strategic partners, Qatar Foundation, Supreme Education Council, Qatar Petroleum, Occidental Petroleum Qatar, ExxonMobil, and Qatar Olympic Committee.

The fun and colorful run is un-timed, which means you can run, jog or even walk the 5K course. The aim of this unique initiative is to promote healthy living among the Doha community and inspire, especially the younger generation, to become more active. 60% of the participants are first-time 5K runners, so don’t miss the opportunity to be part of such a joyous and amusing event, kids are welcome too!

Nesreen M. Al-Rifai, Chief Communications Officer for WCMC-Q, said: “Poor lifestyle and obesity are real problems in our society that can lead to serious health issues and we all need to do more to live healthier lives. The Sahtak Awalan: Your Health First campaign helps people make positive lifestyle choices and The Color Run Qatar is a great example of just that – a positive lifestyle choice. It gives people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities the chance to get together in a healthy and active way, but more importantly, it’s fun! It makes exercise enjoyable and accessible, and we’ll be encouraging everyone to take part.”

The color run will take place on Saturday 24 January outside the Qatar National Convention Center. Watch out for the phenomenal Finish Line Festival too…plenty of fun to be had. Secure your tickets fast!

INFO: 140 QR p/person, www.thecolorrun.qa