The Colour Run

The biggest, the best and the happiest 5km in Pretoria – The Colour Run on Sat 22. Live music, local acts and more. Kids U10 run free.

The Colour Run, also known as the ‘Happiest 5km on the Planet’, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality.

It’s a five-kilometre, untimed race in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at regular intervals.

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

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

The fun continues after Colour Runners complete the race with an unforgettable ‘Finish Festival’. This larger-than-life party is equipped with music, dancing and massive colour throws, which create millions of vivid color combinations.

Tickets can be bought online until just before the event, at
Solo runners: R 220pp (kids under 10 years run free, as long as they are accompanied by an adult).
4+ team entries pay R 200pp.

Your ticket includes:
• The gorgeous Colour Run official event t-shirt (don’t forget to give your size when you buy your ticket)
• The Colour Run sweat band
• 1 bag of color powder to throw at the festival zone
• Temporary happy tattoo
• Race number
• Entry to The Finish Festival

Colour Runners get ready in the start chute at 08h00, start gun goes off at 09h00 to start the happiest 5km in Pretoria.

Each batch starts three minutes apart and you’ll head off in each batch with approximately 500 new friends.

It takes 1-2 hours to run or walk the route and then into the festival zone where you will enjoy music from Heart FM DJ’s, local acts, best-dressed competitions, food and drink and you guessed it, more colour!

Colour Runners are invited to stay and enjoy the Unite4Mandela concert in the afternoon in remembrance of Madiba.

Contact details

Where: Union Buildings, Governbment Avenue, Pretoria