The Color Run, the world’s first COLOR 5k™ event, was founded in March 2011 as an event to promote healthiness and happiness by bringing the community together to participate in the “Happiest 5k on the Planet”. We are the original paint race and have created a completely new genre of COLOR DASH™ running events that continues to grow exponentially.
Now the single largest event series in the world, The Color Run has exploded since our debut event. We have more than exceeded our growth expectations, now hosting events in over 200 cities and 40 countries every year. Here is our colorful history at a glance over these past few years:
The Color Run debuts their first ever U.S. night run in Philadelphia! The Color Run Night is born.
The Color Run launched its massively successful Kaleidoscope Tour, which visited over 150 cities in the U.S. and Canada.
Color Runners around the world experienced the Shine Tour which introduced a whole new element of sparkle.
The Color Run Tropicolor World Tour is bringing an exciting, island-style 5k vacations to your city around the world!
While our 5k event is all about having fun, we also focus on promoting a healthy lifestyle. More than half of our participants are first-time 5k runners and the event is making headway on the national focus of improving health and wellness. We hope that The Color Run 5k event will be able to act as a catalyst for our participants to live an active, healthy lifestyle.
Seeing how happy The Color Run has made people has been tremendously rewarding for us. It is an event for all fitness levels, ages and backgrounds. Our tag line, “The Happiest 5k on the planet”, was created after seeing the expressions of pure joy from participants. Want to add some happiness to your life?
Color Runners vary in demographics and reasons for running. With no winners or official times, The Color Run caters to everyone –first time runners to seasoned athletes. Some Color Runners participate as a celebration and capstone of their healthy living accomplishments, while others participate for reasons unique to them. What are you running for?
CLASSIC KIT ￥228.00
- The Color Run™ Entry
- The Color Run™ Hero T-shirt
- The Color Run™ Buff
- HAPPY Tattoo
- Lightning Tattoo
- Unicorn Pin
- Unicorn 2018 Finisher Medal
- 1 Bag of Color Powder
- Drawstring Bag
- Colorful Sunglasses(Random Color)
Additional Purchases Available:
Sports Bottle ￥39
*When the morning event ends, we will clear the event site. We suggest participants of afternoon event to arrive not too early in order to avoid waiting in line for too long.
Runners Packet Pick-up Party
No packet pick-up Before event day
Event day packet pick up Sep 8th (Sat)
Morning: 07:45 - 10:45 *Morning event participants only
Afternoon: 12:00 - 15:15 *Afternoon event participants only
Pick Up For Yourself: 1. The government issued photo ID that was used for the registration 2. Registration confirmation email (print or save on your smartphone).
Pick Up For Others: 1. Runner's registration confirmation email (print or save on your smartphone). 2. Pick-up waiver signed by the runner (waiver is on the confirmation email). 3. Any government issued photo ID of the person picking up the packet
You will receive the confirmation email on Sep 6th (or earlier).
If you received an email requesting you to sign the participant waiver, please click the link and sign it ASAP.
*We recommend you to screenshot your registration confirmation email and make sure to have the entire QR code
Sunland Shopping Mall First Floor(No.2988, Zhangyang North Road, New Pu Dong District, Shanghai, China).
Subway Line 6, Zhouhai Road Station, Exit No.1, about 200 meters walk.
*There are no parking spots available at the event site. Please take advantage of the public transport system.
Morning event : 8:00 - 12:00
Afternoon event : 13:00 - 16:30
Location: Central area
Please do not store valuable items and pick up your items before the Am and Pm event finishes.
Please attach your bib number so it is visible on your shirt. This is how you will be identified as a Color Runner. Only Color Runners will be allowed in the start and finish chute area.
You will receive an Event Guide 10 days before the event. It includes important information about check-in, packet pick-up, parking, and more.
Do I need to be some sweet ole’ runner to do this?
Oh my goodness, NO.There are plenty of other great 5ks out there to test speed and performance. TheColor Runevent is all about a color crazy day with friends and family. You can run, walk, crawl, or cartwheel if you wish!
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Based on previous experience, this event sells out fast. So grab your spot before it's gone!
Is The Color Run safe?
The health and safety of our participants and our employees has always been at the forefront of our minds and actions. As a professional events company with highly vetted policies and processes, we conduct thorough testing to ensure the safety of our materials and their application. The Color Run has hosted more than 500 global events with more than four million participants and is committed to staging safe and secure events.
Will there be Medical Support on site?
Yes, definitely! It will be by the finish area. If for any reason you don’t feel well, please go to the medical tent for help. And you can always go to the event staff and volunteers for help.
Will there be The Color Run merchandise for sale onsite?
Yes, the event merchandise tent will be located at the start area.Cash only.
What is the inspiration behind The Color Run™?
The Color Run 5k is the first paint race of its kind and was inspired by several awesome events, including Disney’s World of Color, Paint Parties, Mud Runs, and Festivals throughout the world such as Holi. We wanted to create a less stressful and untimed running environment that is more about health and happiness!
Can I run with a jogging stroller and my kids?
On one condition…if you are prepared to be one of the hippest moms/dads on the planet! As long as they are cute and like to have fun…all kiddos under 1.2 meter can run with an adult FREE of charge and do not need to register! Parents need to prepare white Tshirt for kids under 1.2 meter.
Can I run with my dog?
For the safety of our runners and animal friends, we do not allow animals at any of our races :-(
Is there an age limit for younger runners?
No age limits! If they can cover (running, jogging, walking, strolling) the 5 KM of The Color Run™ course, they can absolutely do The Color Run™ 5k! Remember though, kids taller than 1.2 meter will need to register and have a race bib!
How strict is the “white clothing dress code” for the start of the event?
As long as runners wear shirts that are mostly white, you are totally good. They can include team logos and any other image you see fit. Shorts/pants don’t need to be white. It is really just more fun to run starting in white and ending, well…. COLORIFFIC !!!!!
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. For FULL color cleaning ideas and tips, please CLICK HERE !
Do you have “cleaning stations” at the finish after party?
There are public restrooms at the Finish Area where you can do a basic clean up. 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!
How does the color affect the inside of cars?
Most people bring towels for the insides of their cars, just in case. It’s like driving home from the swimming pool in your swimsuit.
Are cameras and phones safe to have in the color zones?
If you want to get shots right in the midst of the color we recommend covering cameras/phones with plastic wrap.
Is The Color Run™ timed?
The Color Run™ 5k is not a timed event. Runners tend to take their sweet time out there and we realized no one really cares about their speed :-) We suggest self-timing for anyone desiring a finish time.
Are there refunds?
Unfortunately, we cannot issue refunds.