Are You All Set for the Color Run in Abu Dhabi?

There's still time to enter tomorrow's crazy race!
ByLauren SteadmanThursday , 26 March 2015
Are You All Set for the Color Run in Abu Dhabi?
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Looks like fun, doesn't it!

There’s still time to enter tomorrow’s Color Run in Abu Dhabi!

Dubbed “the happiest 5k on the planet,” the crazy race sees hundreds of participants pelted with brightly coloured powder paint as they work their way around the route.

The untimed event first burst into the UAE in December 2013, selling out in weeks and welcoming more than 8,500 participants to walk, dance and cartwheel their way around the course. Born in the United States three years ago, it’s become massively popular there and gaining traction around the world.

Last year’s event at Dubai Autodrome in November 2014 saw 12,000 Color Runners soak up the atmosphere during a day to remember. Coming to the UAE capital for the first time, the event has undergone a vibrant makeover this year, with the addition of a fifth colour station and even some glitter thrown into the mix!

The UAE’s Friends of Cancer Patients is set to benefit from tomorrow’s event, as Dhs3.50 from the sale of each ticket will go to the charity.

It’s being presented by health insurer Daman through its ActiveLife initiative. Dr Sven Rohte, the firm’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “At Daman we are very keen on providing platforms that enable the community to get active and kick-start a healthier lifestyle.

“The Color Run is an excellent opportunity to do this in a fun, unpressurised environment and this year’s event promises 10 times the fun with participants shining in glitter and colour at the end as the sun sets over Yas Marina circuit.”

He added: The best thing about The Color Run is the excitement and happiness we see on the faces of every Color Runner, no matter what age, size or fitness level.”

INFO: Arrival by 4pm recommended, warm-up from 4.30pm, runners set off at 5.15pm, Fri 27 Mar, Dhs140, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi,, All participants get a gift pack, a T-shirt, a sweatband and a packet of paint

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