Get your tickets for The Color Run now

Article Becky Frew Feb 4, 2016

Tickets for The Color Run presented by Skittles on sale now

The Color Run presented by Skittles - dubbed the happiest 5k on the planet - is back this year. And if it wasn’t already one of the most fun events around, they've added a new tropical twist for 2016.

In January 2012 the first Color Run took place in the United States after the founder Travis Snyder had been inspired by the Indian Holi Festival. He then decided to mix colour with running, and since then it has exploded across the globe into what is now the single largest event series in the world, boasting over 300 events taking place in over 50 countries in 2014.

Last year more than 59,000 runners took part in events across the UK - London alone saw 19,500 people take to Wembley Park to spread colour, happiness and joy while getting a little exercise, too.

Participants are encouraged to take part in whatever way suits them, be it running, walking, dancing, skipping, or even partying through the course. The aim is to just have fun and get totally and utterly covered in colour. Sounds like an ideal way to work out to us.

There are no timers or stopwatches, so you can just have fun soaking up the celebrations, atmosphere and, of course, colour. There is a surprise waiting at the end, though, so we wouldn’t suggest taking too long if you like to party.

Everyone starts in a plain white t-shirt, and throughout the route there are different zones at each kilometre to paint every runner in an array of colours. There are only two rules: The first is to make sure you are wearing white at the start line and the second is to finish the event plastered in colour. And trust us, you won't be having any trouble there.

The paint which forms the basis of The Color Run is 100 per cent natural, made from food grade cornstarch and will cause no harm to your skin or the environment. So there is no excuse not to get absolutely covered!

This year there is also a new Tropicolor Rainbow Zone where a mixture of colours will be ready and waiting to cover participants from head to toe, while island- style music and palm trees will set the scene for a real fun feel on the way to the epic finish festival.

But the party doesn’t stop when the course comes to an end. There is a festival with DJs, Color Run MCs, the legendary ‘Color Throws’ as well as amazing giveaways. Everyone is guaranteed to have an unforgettable experience and the best ever post-race party as a massive reward.

There are also loads of goodies to get your hands on, limited edition t-shirts, Tropicolor headbands, fun temporary tattoos and more.

The events this year are as follows:

Sunday 12th June 2016 - London, Wembley

Saturday 2nd July 2016 - Manchester, Etihad Campus

Sunday 17th July 2016 - City of Glasgow

Saturday 20th August 2016 - Birmingham, NEC

Saturday 17th September 2016 - Brighton, Madeira Drive

Don’t wait around - grab your friends and get your tickets now if you don't want to miss out on the happiest run around.