What Is the Color Run?


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The Color Run is a 5K race that markets itself as the happiest 5K on the planet. The race is not associated with any specific charities and is considered a for-profit business. It is also known as the paint race, because runners are sprayed with paint while they run.

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Runners are encouraged to wear white clothing to the Color Run. After each kilometer is finished, the runners are sprayed with a different color of paint. The Color Run was first established in 2011 and has since expanded to over 170 events. Color Run events take place in 30 different countries.

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