Kenya Colour Run returns to Nairobi for a second year

Kenya Colour Run
Photo: Kenya Colour Run

The fourth 5km Kenya Colour Run is taking place this Sunday (12 August) in Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi at 9am.

This unique run involves participants of all abilities and ages being doused from head to toe with coloured powder while they sprint, jog or walk 5km route on a marked course. The Kenya Colour Run is entirely focused on fun, so there is no competitive atmosphere, no recorded times and no age restrictions Organisers have stressed that all that matters is that you enjoy yourself and finish covered in loads of colour. During The Colour Run, participants can choose to run, walk, jog, dance,or skip around the course with their family and friends.

The event originated from India as the “Holi Festival” and has since spread globally with an emphasis on promoting health and wellness by bringing the community together to participate in the run. 

Kenya Colour Run is organised by Africa Colour Run who also organize events in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia

The first Kenya Colour Run was held in Nairobi in June 2017 followed by a December event in Nanyuki. In April, the third event took place, this time in Nakuru.

These fun runs aim to promote peace awareness in midst of campaigns and elections as well as celebrate Kenya’s rich ethnic diversity.

Kenya Colour Run is the fundraising effort for Comic Relief supported Sports for Change, a local charity whose primary cause is to support disadvantaged but academically gifted youths by meeting their education fees and costs through high school, tertiary and university education.

Started eight years ago, SFC combines passion for sports with a desire to increase access to quality education for underprivileged youth.  The project aims at giving children from disadvantaged background a right to education and an opportunity to reach to their full potential.

Advance tickets are available until 10 August for Ksh 1,000 for adults and Ksh 500 for children, with children aged 5 and younger free of charge (with a colour pack included). Gate tickets cost Ksh 1,500 for adults and Ksh 1,000 for children. 

To get your ticket, dial 22938# on your Mobile Phone or visit the mtickets website. 

You can also follow the event via social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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