The most important information:
When: 10 September 2017
Where: Rooseveldt High School, Emmarentia, Johannesburg
Time: 09H00 for 10H00
The Color Run knew they were out there – but didn’t expect them to be so magnificent! Superheroes are around us every day, and The Color Run’s 2017 Superhero Tour is “unleashing everyone’s inner hero,” says national event coordinator, Trevor Latimer. “Participants are encouraged to use The Color Run as a platform for good. Whether it’s raising awareness for a good cause or raising funds for charity or even simply acknowledging that you live with Supermom. This year we celebrate the Superhero in us all.”
So, what is it? The Color Run is known worldwide as The Happiest 5K on the Planet. It’s an untimed 5km fun-run, and The Color Run has kept the rules to a minimum – because who likes rules?
Rule #1: Wear white at the start line
Rule #2: Finish plastered in colour – because rainbows matter, even to superheroes
And, as superheroes know, it’s never about them. The Color Run South Africa raised over R500,000 in 2016 for local causes and educational based initiatives in the areas it visited. In addition, R10 from each purchased ticket is donated via Capitec Bank – The Color Run’s awesome headline sponsor – to its educational uplift programme.
“The Color Run not only focuses on an activity that promotes health, but more importantly, the coming together of our diverse communities. It also enables us to give back to communities,” says Francois Viviers Exec: Marketing and Communications at Capitec Bank.
“The portion of proceeds donated from ticket sales ensures that The Color Run event will be remembered well beyond the day of the event itself. Making meaningful and impactful changes to the communities in need is one of the reasons why Capitec supports these events, as the initiative is so well aligned with Capitec’s ethos,” says Viviers.
In addition, this year The Color Run is calling on all runners to nominate a charity and help raise funds for the many superheroes who work tirelessly in our communities each and every day. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
The 2017 event has also seen the introduction of the Nashua Corporate Team Package – a fun team-building option with dedicated demarcated picnic spot and catering. For more information, please visit www.thecolorrun.co.za.
Tickets are available online from The Color Run website (http://thecolorrun.co.za/tickets/) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/TheColorRunSouthAfrica). Individual ticket prices are R270 and R245 for groups of four or more. Tickets bought on the day cost R300. DON’T FORGET: Mini-superheroes under the age of 10 run free of charge.
Get it JHB West – August 2017