The most exciting event is back to the city and we’re crossing days off the calendar with multicoloured pens. Just a few weeks away is The Color Run presented by Sahtak Awalan: Your Health First, the flagship public health campaign of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q), a member of Qatar Foundation.
This popular 5km run involves a lot of colour-throwing, grooving to some fun tunes and hopefully, wearing multicoloured wigs. The happiest 5km on the planet is taking place in Doha for the fifth time and we are optimistic for this edition. Last year attracted a record-breaking 9,000 participants. The 2018 theme was The Dream World Tour and participants could run, walk, jog or skip around the 5km course. A super fun foam zone made an appearance and we are not ashamed to admit we spend an embarrassing amount of time in it. Participants received cool kits that included limited edition Dream World Tour race shirts, embroidered headbands, temporary tattoos, rainbow stationery and some other awesome goodies from sponsors. We also saw party socks and tutus going around. We weren’t brave enough for the tutus.
In this edition, colour runners will be doused from head to toe in brightly coloured powders after every 1km as they make their way around the course, before celebrating completion at the Color Run Finish Festival, which is basically a massive party. This year’s theme is “Hero Tour” and participants can throw on capes and other superhero garb when collecting their medals at the finish line. Luckily, the foam zone is back this year, too. Don’t judge us while we drown in bubbles from the foam machines.
And, if the multicoloured wigs and foam pits don’t motivate you enough to try this run, you should know this phenomenon has been experienced by more than six million people around the world. We’re just eagerly waiting to splash buckets of colour and brighten up the city. So, see you there?
QR160 (regular), QR50 (children). Jan 26, 7am-onwards. Qatar National Convention Centre, Al Luqta Street. For tickets and more info: www.thecolorrun.qa.