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14 unique fitness events and trends around the globe


Make Shedding Pounds Effortless With One Of These Incredibly Fun Races


Modify the fit of your shoes with lacing techniques. The easiest trick of all is just modifying your lacing pattern. The Color Run’s blog offers a simple-as-can-be guide to five different lacing techniques that address different fit issues your feet may face.


This fun and functional gear will help you stand out on the course and clean up post-race.


We decided to send a new correspondent to a New York Islanders hockey game -- and fans were treated to a laugh, simply because he didn't look like you'd expect. This time, we sent our friend to The Color Run.


A question is the most powerful force in the world. It can start you on an adventure or spark a connection.


For the on-the-go dad, a fun 5K race will be a blast. Sign up for a not-so-serious race like The Color Run, lace up those running shoes and get moving!

FOX Sports

Major League Baseball and The Color Run are joining together to host The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K, Presented by Nike on Saturday, July 11 in downtown Cincinnati.

Skinny Mom

Known as the "Happiest 5K on the Planet,” The Color Run lives up to the hype.

Utah Business Magazine

Utah’s rising stars in business were honored at Utah Business’ annual Forty Under 40 awards banquet.


Sign up for a race with a friend: "She motivated me not only to push myself but to relax a little. The Color Run was the turning point. I think I saw a glimpse of what could be."

U.S. News and World Report

If you like to run, whether it's 5Ks or half-marathons, find a race in a beautiful place and plan a minivacation.

Yahoo Finance

The "Happiest 5k on the Planet" Continues Growth Leading Into Fourth Year

MSN Sports

People throw colored powder in the air during the Finish Festival at The Color Run on Feb. 9 in Sydney, Australia.

The Huffington Post

To both commemorate the year in running and look ahead to the miles we'll log in 2015, we've rounded up some of the most moving, motivational and memorable race photos for the last 12 months.

Refinery 29

All over the country, there are shorter, but just as fun, races that are perfect for beginners.


A fun run like The Color Run is a perfect way to get excited about running and having a good time while you're at it.


Clean white clothes have no chance when the colors start flying, but that’s exactly how we like it at the happiest 5k on the planet.


The Color Run has taken the world by storm and Australia got its piece of the psychedelic good times in Sydney on Sunday.

FOX Business

The Color Run founder, Travis Snyder, speaks with Liz Claman on "Countdown to the Closing Bell" about growth in non-traditional runs.

Major League Baseball

"You can go out and run a 5K, or you can go out and get splashed in colors and run 5K -- I think that's the better way to go."

Finish Line-The Blog

In case you haven’t heard yet, The Color Run is coming to Denver, Colorado, on August 2nd. It is basically a 5k paint party! For each workout leading up to this race, I’ve been using a different color as inspiration to help get you moving and tone up that bod!

Chicago Splash-Chicago Sun Times

Shout®’s partnership with The Color Run — The Happiest 5k on the Planet — is all about encouraging people to be happy, experience new adventures and have fun, without worrying about the little things (like getting messy!)


ESPN showcases photos from the happiest 5k on the planet!

Cosmopolitan Magazine
Cosmopolitan Magazine
Come Fun Run With Us!

The Color Run is featured in the May issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine.


Runners are pelted with colored powder in the first annual The Color Run in Paris. Sharon Reich reports.


In 2014, The Color Run™ will be hosted in more than 50 countries and over 110 cities internationally. The reception has exceeded our wildest expectations...


Paris is known as one of the romantic cities in the world, and the reputation rang true during the city's first The Color Run


For Posting on Facebook: This is one of the largest 5K series in the country. A lot of that comes from the focus being on the fun and not the run, making it a perfect event for first-timers.


After attracting 6,000 people to its first event in January 2012, the series quickly took off.

ABC Nightline

In this 5K paint race, participants throw colors in an all-out spectacular event.

Redbook Magazine

Also known as the "happiest 5K on the planet" this untimed run isn't a race at all. Designed to celebrate health, happiness...


People celebrate in clouds of colored dust after The Color Run 5K in Sydney.

Runner's World

"In 2012, The Color Run became the largest 5-K series in the United States in its first year, with more than 600,000 finishers. In 2013, it continued to expand."

U.S. News and World Report

"Among the recent spate of new racing series, a few leaders have emerged from the pack. The Color Run, a 5K race in which participants are doused with colored powders..."

Seventeen Magazine
Seventeen Magazine
The Color Run

The Color Run is featured in the September 2013 issue of Seventeen magazine.

The Huffington Post

Color Runners around the country will have the opportunity to get involved in the movement to end extreme poverty.

National Post

"The rave that is The Colour Run... is growing faster than almost any other sporting event in the world."

"Fitness can even be fun, something that's all too easy to forget."


Are you ready to get messy? Olympic gold medalist Summer Sanders takes part in the happiest 5K on the planet.

0, The Oprah Magazine
0, The Oprah Magazine
The Color Run

The Color Run is featured in the July issue of O, The Oprah Magazine.
The Color Run Renews Partnership with Chevrolet in 2013

"The Color Run™, a unique paint race and the largest 5k event series in the nation, announced today a continued partnership with Chevrolet"

Health Magazine

"If The Color Run hasn’t already come to your city, it’s probably in the works. This popular 5K is sort of like a crayon box exploding.

USA Today

"April brings the popular The Color Run 5k to the streets of Atlanta..."

Runner's World

"In its first year, The Color Run has become the largest 5-K event series in the nation, with 600,000 finishers in 2012, a distinction that landed it on ESPN's SportsCenter."

Running USA

"Organizers expect to host one million participants at events across the country in 2013."

ESPN Sports Center

"ESPN's SportsCenter visits The Happiest 5k on the Planet in Los Angeles!"

National Geographic

"Powder-splattered, and powder-splattering, runners cross the finish line of the 5K in Irvine, California, on April 22."


People (and pets) get plastered in color at the happiest 5k on the planet, which takes places in cities across the US.