The Color Run™ Singapore: Happiest 5k on the Planet

by On Jun 27, 2013
The Color Run™ Singapore: Happiest 5k on the Planet

The Color Run™, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique color race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality, and giving back to the community. The Color Run is a five-kilometre, un-timed race in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometre. The fun continues at the finish line with a gigantic “Color Festival,” using more colored powder to create happiness and lasting memories, not to mention millions of vivid color combinations.

With only two rules, the idea is easy to follow:

  1. Wear white at the starting line
  2. Finish plastered in color

Now the single largest event series on the planet, The Color Run is exploding since the debut event in January of 2012. Singapore is chosen to be the first country in Asia for run to take place.

While The Color Run event is all about fun and positive energy, the 5k also focuses on promoting healthy living. Over 60% of Color Runners are first-time 5k runners and the event is making headway on the growing national focus of improving health and wellness.

The Color Run™: The Happiest 5k on the Planet

“Color Runners” vary in demographics and reasons for running. With no winners or official times, The Color Run caters to anyone – 2 year olds to 80 year olds, first time runners to professional athletes. Over 60% of Color Runners are first-time 5k runners and participate as a celebration and capstone of their healthy living accomplishments. Others participate to honor loved ones who have passed or are fighting diseases. More run for love, and The Color Run event has sparked approximately 10 marriage proposals and one wedding.

The Color Run™: The Happiest 5k on the Planet

Race details:

Race entries were all snapped out within 18 minutes in San Francisco, so be sure to secure your slots quickly! Registration will start on 28 June 2013. Participants can register online at

Location: Beach Station Open Air Car Park
Date: 17th & 18th August 2013
Time: 3pm to 9pm
Distance: 5km un-timed event
Cost: $55 per person (under 3’s go free); $50 early bird registration from Friday 28th June to Friday 12th July
Color: 4 Color Zones – and Color throwing festival every 15 minutes in the finishing festival area.

The Color Run™: The Happiest 5k on the Planet

All you need to know concerning the colored powder:

Is it safe to participate? What is the powder made of?
Yes, products are FDA approved and safe. They are made out of cornstarch and coloring from plant extracts.

How will the powder be cleaned up?
All excess powder will be swept up and then washed away using high pressure water hoses.

Will the color ruin clothes or running shoes?
The “color” does mostly wash out after the event. As with anything dirty, the sooner you wash it the better. We suggest wearing items that you wouldn’t mind getting colorful. If you would like to preserve the color in your running shirt, spray it with vinegar and iron it. If you wash your shirt, the color will eventually come out.

Do the kilometer “Color Zones” affect runners' vision? Or breathing?
The Color Run™ explosions are basically food grade cornstarch and are 100% natural and SAFE. As with any substance, you want to keep it out of your eyes and our “certified” color throwers make sure to aim low as you pass by. Some “Color Runners” opt to wear glasses or goggles for their eyes and use a bandana or dust mask for their mouths. Runners who run in the middle lane are in the “low color lane,” which offers a “lighter” color experience. In summary: We work pretty hard to make it so our precious “Color Runners” get as much or as little color on them as they like.

Do you have “cleaning stations” at the finish after party?
We have air blown color cleaning at the finish line for a good dusting off, followed by water stations where you can rinse off excess color. You won’t be 100% clean, but you are totally good for the journey home. It is actually pretty fun to see people still colored up around town after The Color Run™ event. It is like a badge of honor!

Are cameras and phones safe to have in the color zones?
Our race photographers are totally fine shooting from a medium distance (25-50 feet). If you want to get shots right in the midst of the color we recommend covering cameras/phones with plastic wrap / zip lock bag.

Gentlemen, if you're planning a proposal, this could be the event for you!

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