It sounds mad, it looks fun, and it will certainly brighten up your wardrobe. Yes the Color Run, the cult 5k un-timed run with a difference, is coming to the UK for the first time in a few weeks, and Team Grazia will be there!
Now before you dismiss it as sounding far too energetic, hear us out. the Color Run is not a 'serious' run (by this we mean you won't find lots of Paula Radcliffe-alikes in full kit warning up at the start). No, this is a run that anyone can enter. The idea is that you run, jog, or walk and get doused with clouds of coloured powder. Simple as that (see, we told you it was mad!)
The event bills itself as the 'Happiest 5k on the Planet' and organisers say it's less about your 10-minute-mile and more about having the time of your life. There are only two rules: wear white at the starting line, and get plastered in colour. The powder is non-toxic and washable of course, although if you want to preserve your new coloured attire, organisers recommend you spray it with vinegar and iron it.
The Color Run presented by Dulux is taking place in Wembley on Sunday 14th July and Manchester on July 23rd. For more details and book tickets go to thecolorrun.co.uk. Less than 8 days before the entries for London and 12 days before the entries for Manchester close so move fast if you want to join us in the colour clouds! See what it's all about in the video below...
By Lucy Dunn