Whether you're a seasoned runner or a beginner, the idea of running a public race can be intimidating. Choosing to run a scenic route or have your nearest and dearest cheer you on goes a long way to help, but if you cant afford to attend the world's most beautiful races or don't have enough family and friends to line every mile of the route, there's another fix for your nerves.
The self-proclaimed "happiest 5K on the planet," The Color Run, is back for another year of fun running. The popular race is making its way around the world and stopping in the UK between June and September this year, and we've got all the details.
How Long Is It?
The race is set over a 5K course, which is a approximately three miles. The race isn't officially timed, so if you plan to include it in your marathon or half-marathon training schedule, you'd be best to self-time. Beginners and fun-runners are encouraged to "run, walk, jog, skip, dance or cartwheel" their way through the course!
Who Can Run?
Runners of all abilities — including children — are encouraged to take part in the race, and runners can sign up solo or as part of a group. Anyone under the age of 14 needs to be accompanied by an adult.
Where Will It Be?
How Much Is It?
The fee for solo runners is £28, but the price drops to £26 for participants in groups of four or more. Although children under 5 run free, for £10 they receive a race pack like the adults, which includes a t-shirt, an embroidered headband, and a goody bag.