July 1

Etihad Campus | 11AM

Thank You Manchester!

Manchester you rocked it, we hope you return for the Happiest 5k on the Planet in 2018!


See The Color Run In Action

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Where unicorns are real and foam clouds make everything better.
This isn’t your imagination, it’s The Color Run 2017 Dream Tour
and it’s coming to Manchester 1st July.

Take the first step towards making your dreams a reality as you cross the start line and enter a magical 5km world, with an all-new Cloud Foam Zone, unicorn mascots and awesome new colours at the classic ‘Color Zones’.

Color Runners, this is the year we dream together! 

We can’t wait to see you! Below is all the information you will need to be ready for race day. Grab your tutus, your friends, and your running shoes and we’ll see you at the start line!

Event Address

Ethiad Campus

Manchester, M11 3FF

Check-In Party

Warm up

Warm up activities start 30 minutes before your wave time. Make sure you arrive then to get prepped by stretching, laughing and making new friends.

If you have your race pack there’s no need to check in or register when you arrive, just join in the fun!


Fast Track

If you’ve bought a Fast Track ticket make sure that you have your event bib number on the front of your t-shirt. Don’t enter the start chute but follow the signs at the warm up area when you want to start running. You can join the fast track queue and be brought right to the front

Start Window

First wave 11.00am

Event Guide

To make sure you have the best time possible we have created a fabulous Event Guide, filled with all the information you need to know for the big day.


Download the postcard here

Course Map


Charity Highlight

Do something amazing with your place and fundraise for the NSPCC.

You would have no minimum target to reach, they’d just love to welcome you to their team.

Click here to fundraise for Manchester


The Color Run is an outdoor event so could be affected by weather. The event will not be cancelled in bad weather unless it is unsafe to proceed. Rain is, after all, just liquid sunshine 🙂

Stay tuned to your email, the website, Twitter and our Facebook page during the event week for updates regarding any event related news and weather conditions.


If there’s something you feel we haven’t covered please check our FAQ’s here.

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 didn’t 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!