The 5km Color Run™ returns to Durban – and comes to Pietermaritzburg for the first time – this spring, taking place in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday 2 October and in Durban on Sunday 9 October.
The Color Run™ boasts more colour, sparkles, and highlights shining through, “the happiest 5km on the planet”.  2016 brings with it a new venue and a fabulous new route, says The Color Run South Africa National Event Co-ordinator, Trevor Latimer. “The Durban run starts from the Durban North College and the PMB run starts at Epworth School – both routes giving us access to some of the citys’ most scenic views…. and we can’t wait to introduce rainbows to every kilometre of it.”
With headline sponsor, Capitec Bank on board once again, the fun and festivities promise to be every bit as exciting as KZN Color Runners have come to expect from the original paint race.
Says Capitec Bank’s head of communications Charl Nel, “Capitec strongly supports The Color Run’s principles of healthiness, happiness, individuality, and giving back, which is why we have continued our long-standing relationship with Adopt-a-School, allowing us to contribute to schools in each area in which the event takes place. We donate R10.00 for each ticket purchased to a deserving school identified by Adopt-A-School.”
The 2016 Durban Color Run recipient has been named as the Maphumuzana Primary School in Umlazi. “Through Adopt-a-School, we have learned that Maphumuzana Primary requires educator development and classroom-based support programmes in Natural Sciences. All money raised will be donated to this cause.”
Phangindawo Primary School, in Cato Ridge, is the identified recipient for the Pietermaritzburg event. All money raised will go towards building the school a vegetable garden.
Latimer stresses that The Color Run is not about one day of fun: “We hope that Color runners will experience healthiness as enjoyment, and this will encourage them to make focus on The Color Run principles, which arguably form the foundation of a fulfilling life.”
In addition to raising money through Adopt-a-School, individual charities and schools can form their own fund raising programmes. Register your school or charity on the Fun Raiser programme and raise money for every ticket sold under your unique Fun Raiser code.  To get involved, contact The Color Run on
Color runners will each receive a race pack which includes the official Rainbow Tour edition T-Shirt, headband, bag of colour powder, temporary tattoos, and a race number.
Additionally, every Color Runner will receive a R200 voucher from, to be redeemed against a minimum spend of R650 through the Superbalist app. Ts&Cs apply.
Tickets are available online from The Color Run website ( and Facebook ( Individual ticket prices are R250 and R225 for groups of four or more. Manual entry points are listed on Late entries are charged at R300 each.
When: Sun 2 October 2016
Where: Epworth School, 95 Golf Road, Pietermaritzburg
Time: 09h00 for 10h00 start
When: Sun 9 October 2016
Where: Durban North College, 25/26 Prospect Hall Rd, Durban North
Time: 09h00 for 10h00 start
Campaign Hashtag: #TheHappiest5k and or #CapitecColorRun

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