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The Color Run Rainbow Tour

Wash your worries away with a puff of multi-coloured powdered paint at this explosion of colour

As the spirit of the summer season begins, with it comes new possibilities and opportunities for Capetonians to broaden their minds and horizons. On Saturday, 12 November 2016, put your troubles aside and engage in some good old fashioned fun when the Rainbow Tour of The Color Run touches down in town.

We know a lot of you might be slightly worse for wear after a stressful year, so you don’t necessarily have to run. You can walk – or crawl! – the route if you wish. The only thing that’s guaranteed is that you will be doused with colourful powder along the way and that you will be a beautiful mess by the finish line.

Referred to by avid attendees as “the happiest 5k on the planet”, this untimed race will end with a festival after-party featuring some awesome local DJs, tasty food and refreshing drinks, along with best-dressed competitions and loads more colour.

So wear your white kit included in the race pack as well as any accessories you feel fit, and bring some sunglasses to protect your eyes because it’s going to be, quite literally, a very colourful atmosphere.

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  • The powder is non-toxic coloured corn starch and is 100% harmless
  • It takes a few washes to get the colour out of your clothes, though it’s advised you wear outfits that you don’t mind getting colourful
  • You can keep the colour in your clothes after the run by spraying them with vinegar and then ironing them
  • Remember to bring protection for your eyes – either sunglasses or goggles – and a bandana for your mouth. Valuables should be protected in plastic bags
  • You must wear WHITE


Tickets to the event are available online via, or from manual entry locations at Sportsmans Warehouse in The Point Mall, Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Tokai-On-Main Centre, Tyger Valley Centre and 34 Klipfontein Road in Rondebosch, and the costs are outlined below:

Ticket type


Solo Entry


Group Entry (min 4, max 10)


Student Entry


Late Entries


Fun Raising – Smart Fund Raising


Kids Under 10


Ticket prices include a race pack that has an official Color Run race T-shirt, an 80s-style headband, bag of colour powder, temporary tattoos and a R200 voucher from (to be redeemed against a minimum spend of R250 on their website), and a race number.

Participation packs must be collected before the event at Festival Zone in Green Point from Wednesday, 9 November to Friday, 11 November 2016 from 10am to 7pm or Saturday, 12 November 2016 from 10am to 3pm. 

The start gun goes off at 3pm so get there by 2pm.



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