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The Color Run

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The Color Run

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Madeira Drive
East Sussex



The happiest 5k on the planet!

After the success of last year’s event, The Color Run presented by Dulux will be back on the South Coast this summer.


More than 6,000 ‘Color Runners’ of all shapes, sizes, ages and speeds took part last year as the run made its Sussex debut in September 2013.


Dubbed ‘The happiest 5k on the planet’, The Color Run is not timed, meaning groups of friends can walk, jog, dance and party their way along the course at any pace. At each kilometre, colour explosions cover runners in kaleidoscopic fashion before DJs entertain the crowd in the Colour Festival Area after the finish line.


This year’s event takes place on Madiera Drive on Saturday September 20th. Registrations are now open at at £25 for individuals and £23 p/person for group bookings (There is a £4.99 cost for postage and packaging of entry pack).


The Color Run has its origins in the ancient Hindu Holi Festival – often known as both the festival of love and the festival of colour. More than 170 events are now organised by The Color Run each year across the world.


Ann Marie O’Riordan, Head of Marketing, UK & Ireland for presenting sponsor Dulux said: “We feel passionately about the positive change colour can bring to our lives and the places in which we live.


“We’re delighted to be presenting The Color Run in the UK for the second year – one of the many ways that we’re bringing to life our mission to add colour to people’s lives. We are looking we look forward to spreading the joy of colour at the events throughout the year.”


Event organiser Joe Rafferty said: “We had such a fantastic day in Brighton last year and the feedback was overwhelming. It was an easy decision to come back for 2014.


“Just like last time, our goal is to help people have fun whilst they exercise. We can’t wait to see friends from last year and hopefully meet plenty of first-timers at The Color Run!”


More information can be found on The Color Run UK Facebook page at and on twitter by following @TheColorRunUK. Join in the chat using #ColourMeHappy and #Happiest5k


You can also see The Color Run 2014 launch video at



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