The Color Run Dubai ’18

The Happiest 5K on the Planet!

The Happiest 5k on the planet is back in Dubai! The Color Run of rainbow-hued unicorns and splashes of color was held at Dubai Autodrome on Saturday, November 10, 2018.

Doors were opened from 7am, and the race kicked-off at 8.30am.


The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, and individuality.


I’d been wanting to participate in this kind of event as it looks exciting!

I’ve tried to join a 10k marathon before, since I’m really fond of running. This time I have told myself why not try to partake in a fun run.

I used to be a volunteer in the color run and I feel like floating on cloud nine as this year I’m one of the participants.

Two weeks before the run we’ve registered online along with my friends so we can get our slot and our race pack early.

The registration fee was extortionate! But fret not, a portion of all fees will be donated to a local charity – Friends of Cancer Patients in 2018.  Does that sound OK to you? You can give back to your community while enjoying the fun-filled run.

The Regular race pack includes:

  • Entry to The Color Run
  • Limited Edition 2018 Bolt Tee
  • Hero Cape
  • Unicorn Badge
  • Bolt Tattoo
  • Welcome Card
  • Mobile Phone Pouch from Volkswagen
  • Costa Coffee Voucher
  • Global Village Voucher
  • du Tough Mudder & du Mini Mudder Offer!
  • Headband and Medal at the event!

There were group of friends, Families, Corporate Teams, and Individuals who took part in the race. Honestly, we did not run. Haha.. it’s not really a run! The pace was slow and you want to slow down and enjoy the color zones anyway.

Here are the photos before we dive in into the colors. 🙂

The run is not timed, so you don’t feel pressured to finish within a certain time frame. You can do a walk-run method. Haha. You can enjoy taking lot of pictures every color zones. The cheerful & upbeat music of each zones will keep you awake and makes you wanna dance.

We hit the first Color Zone – I ran up so excited. It was Blue – there are people shouting and singing their heart out.

Then the 2nd color zone was Red. There was a field of red-colored smoke everywhere.

When we reached 3 kilometers, it was the color Yellow Zone! Look at that!! Runners were drenched in yellow colors. (I’m not sure what I was doing there. Am I dancing or what? lol)

And this time there’s a twist! The Foam Zone is back by popular demand this year. All runners coated in foam as well as a kaleidoscope of colored paints.

Enjoying the Foam Zone!!

Soak yourself in bubbles! Everyone had a great time, playing, running and swimming in the foam station. That moment of joy, I want to feel like a kid again.! I was so ecstatic and I don’t mind getting my clothes wet. Hooray!!

The 5th color zone was Orange! My sour-faced on the left photo looks funny. Lol. It was raining heavily with orange powder, but I still managed to take a selfie with that funny-looking face! Oh Geez.. I sneezed a lot after I got out from this area. Haha

To end the fun-filled run, the Pink color was the last zone. This one was my favorite color zones. Even though the pink powder was almost finished, but we still pulled off to get the powder from the ground and threw it from each other. 

Blowing pink colors.

I’m shrieking with excitement at being pink from head to toe. 🙂

This is by far the best! I just want to run and hang out and do my thing with no pressure kind of a race. At the finish line I received my first ever Unicorn Medal with 1 pack of color powder to be used after the race.

Here you go..I got my Unicorn Medal!! 🙂 And I’m sweating Rainbow!

Got my Medal!

The cool part was the post-race party by the stage where everyone got more color packets and threw them in the air after a countdown. The entire atmosphere was just upbeat and happy that I simply cannot describe. Woot woot..!!

The After-Party!!

I have never participated in a race with this level of swag.

Thank you so much The Color Run Dubai for the fantastic experience! See you again next year..


Author: Jenny Carlos

Chasing Nothing but dreams..Carpe diem!

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