If there is a running event that truly defines a “FUN RUN”, then this should be it! This 1.5k, 3k and 5k event is a run where you are doused with powdered color dust made with flour and other food coloring ingredients along the route that transforms you into a running art piece! Runners will get their white shirts showered with rainbow colors (like an Indonesian batik shirt) on different parts of the race route down to the finish line.
The Color Manila Run is going to be held at the Bonifacio Global City on January 6, 2013. It is the first race so far in the local calendar of running events for 2013.
It’s a truly unique run, something you can do with the whole family and i would say that this is the “play” part of running. I was fortunate enough to attend the launching of the Color Manila Run a few days ago at the F1 Hotel at BGC and we were given the heads up on what this color run was all about.
After the run, it will be ill-advised for you to search for the Color Manila Race Results at Pinoy Fitness or other running websites because this run is not about setting any personal records or achieving a fast time but is more for having great fun, party run!
For more details of the run, see the article below with some pictures from the launch and other color run races in the U.S.:
Color Manila Run
January 6, 2013
Bonifacio Global City
– Inclusive of BIB, Shirt, Color Manila Sunglasses, Color Packet, Medal
Registration Venues: (Oct 24 – Dec 24, 2012 from 1PM to 8PM daily)
– RUNNR Trinoma
– RUNNR Bonifacio Global City
– RUNNR Rockwell
– Toby’s SM Mall of Asia
– Toby’s SM Mega Mall
– Toby’s Greenbelt 3
DASH IN TECHNICOLOR THIS 2013 WITH COLOR MANILA RUN
Manila goes color crazy as Proactive Sports invites you to the happiest run to hit the Metro, Color Manila Run 2013! Get ready to race through clouds and crowds of Yellow, Blue, Pink, Green and Purple and dash to the finish line, powdered splattered in rainbow colors.
The Color Manila Run 2013 is the first of its kind running event in the country where runners are showered with colored powder in different stations, eventually producing throngs of happy human canvas at the finish line. Be cheered by an army of cheerleaders in Magic Yellow station, enjoy the beats with the drum line at the Ocean Blue area, party like a rock star at the Funky Pit mosh pit, move and groove with fertility dancers at the Evo-Green spot and get hot with poi dancers at the Fiery Purple stop over.
Composed of 1.5k, 3k, 5k divisions, the first run of the year aims to bring about unique experience of running, infused with a color extravaganza to help encourage a new generation of runners to experience the fun and fulfilling sport. The Color Manila Run will also put together the country’s hottest music artists, providing the rhythm and beats during the event.
Not just for fun, this exciting run is also for the benefit of Republikha, a non-stock, non-profit organization that aims to empower the next generation through music and education, and Hop-E, a foundation moving towards helping eradicate poverty through the four elements, Education, Empowerment, Employment and Events.
Be the best hue and join the most colorful running event in the city. Register now at the following registration sites: Runnr branches at Bonifacio Global City, Rockwell and Trinoma, and Toby’s branches at Mall of Asia, Megamall and Greenbelt 3 from October 24 to December 24, 2012 from 1PM to 8PM, daily. A registration fee of P750 will be required to participants of 3k and 5k divisions.
Enjoy the start of the year with rocking music, awesome crowd and fit body. Get your friends and family stretched out and ready for this amazing colour blast to kick off a new habit for the New Year. Be part of the Color Manila Run 2013! (Press Release)
More pictures at the launch: