Are you looking to run a 5K course, without the pressure of being in a race? Then I have the perfect event for you! The Color Run is debuting in Vancouver on Saturday, September 14.
With no official race winner, or times, The Color Run celebrates health, happiness and individuality. Runners of all ages, sizes and fitness levels participate in the run, beginning at the start line with all-white clothing and finishing covered in a rainbow of colors. Each kilometre, a different shade of powder fills the air covering runners. By the time the finish line is reached, the air and runners are filled with vivid color combinations. Over 60 per cent of ‘Color Runners’, as participants are called, are first-time 5k runners and participate as a celebration and capstone of their healthy living accomplishments.
“The Color Run is all about having fun, healthy living while giving back to local charities,” said Travis Snyder, founder of The Color Run. “The event brings the community together and creates energy so positive it’s contagious. Our mantra is ‘Be Happy. Be Healthy. Be You’.”
The 5K event will be held at the Pacific National Exhibition (2901 E Hasting St.) and will begin at 9 a.m. Registration for the event is open for teams and individual runners.