What is The Color Run?

The Color Run is the original, largest and most unique 5k colour fun run in the world which celebrates healthiness, happiness, friendship and having the time of your life!

What happens at The Color Run?

Thousands of Color Runners start the day in a special edition white t-shirt, getting covered from head to toe in a rainbow of colours at 4 Color Zones and our brand new FOAM ZONE around the course. Oh and did we mention you don’t even have to run? You can choose to run, walk, skip or dance your way around the course. It’s all about the fun and what gives you the biggest smiles!

What about the amazing ‘Color Throws’ I’ve seen in the photos?

Yes, that’s right, the fun continues at the epic Finish Festival which will include an awesome mix of DJs, amazing music and the truly famous ‘Color Throws’ as well as loads of ‘Color Crazy’ giveaways! The finish festival is truly the best way to celebrate with your friends. Trust us, THIS is the best post 5k party on the planet!

If you are looking for happy memories, big smiles and the most colourful day ever this is the event for you! The Color Run will take place on Sunday 8th July at Wembley Park. Make sure to register your interest for the happiest 5k on the planet! Tickets are now on sale!


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 tagline, The Happiest 5k on the planet, was created after seeing the expressions of pure joy from participants.


Color Runners vary in demographics and reasons for running. With no winners or official times, The Color Run caters to everyone. 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?


Our History

The Color Run is the world’s first colour 5k event and was founded in March 2011 to promote healthiness and happiness by bringing the community together to participate in the Happiest 5k On The Planet. It is now the single largest event series in the world, having exploded since our debut event. We have more than exceeded our growth expectations, now hosting events in over 200 cities and 40 countries.

It was totally awesome never been much of a runner but the build up to my first public run at Wembley was amazing and am now looking to do it again but with more friends :)
Absolutely amazing yet again - we will be signing up again and again love the buzz we all get from this. THANK YOU
I had an awesome time, everything was perfect. I will definitely be signing up next year. Thank you everyone for making my day wonderful
It was everything I wanted it to be and more!! Loved it!!!
It did not disappoint, I was so excited to be a part of it and being my first I had no idea what to expect but I was so happy with what I was a part of, I have decided I will make it a yearly event to go to!