The Color Run Returns to Manchester


The happiest 5k on the planet!

What: The Color Run presented by Dulux
 Saturday 5th July 2014

After the success of last year’s event, The Color Run presented by Dulux will be returning to Manchester this summer! With over 5,000 ‘Color Runners’ partaking in Manchester’s debut Color Run last year, 2014 is looking to be a fantastic event.

Dubbed ‘The happiest 5k on the planet’, The Color Run is not timed, meaning groups of friends can walk, jog, dance, and party their way along the course at any pace they choose. Regardless of your shape, size, age or speed, everyone is welcome to join in the fun. What makes this run unique is that each completed kilometre is celebrated with an explosion of color that covers runner in kaleidoscopic fashion, whilst DJs entertain the crowd in the Color Festival Area after the finish line.

The Color Run has its origins in the ancient Hindu Holi Festival – often known as both the festival of love and the festival of colour. More than 170 events are now organised by The Color Run each year across the world.

This year’s event takes place at the Etihad Campus on Saturday July 5th. Registrations open at 9am this Friday [February 7th] at with an entry fee of £25 for individuals, and £23 p/person for group bookings (there is a £4.99 cost for postage and packaging of entry pack). 

Event organiser Joe Rafferty said: “We had such a fantastic day in Manchester last year and the feedback was overwhelming. It was an easy decision to come back for the summer of 2014.

“Just like last time, our goal is to help people have fun whilst they exercise. We can’t wait to see friends from last year and hopefully meet plenty of first-timers at The Color Run!” 

For more information, check out The Color Run UK Facebook page at and on twitter by following @TheColorRunUK. Join in the chat using #ColourMeHappy and #Happiest5k