History

The Color Run was founded in the USA in March 2011 as an initiative to promote healthiness, happiness and individuality by bringing the community together to participate in the “Happiest 5k on the Planet”. We are the original paint race and have created a completely new genre of running events that continues to grow exponentially.

Now the single largest event series in the world, The Color Run has exploded since our debut event in Australia back in November 2012. In 2014, we tripled our growth internationally, hosting more than 300 events in 50+ countries. Click here to join the party!

In 2015, we debuted our first ever Night edition in Sydney! Check out The Color Run Night HERE! We also saw you shimmer, sparkle and SHINE with our all-exciting Shine Tour.

Be ready in 2016 to Take a 5k Holiday with our new Tropicolor World Tour. Be bathed in a tropical array of colors and delicious island scents as you pass through the shade of palm trees, arches, and island-style music.