The Color Run presented by Sahtak Awalan: Your Health First breaks records for the fifth year in a row
Doha was drenched in vivid colors as The Color Run presented by Sahtak Awalan: Your Health First returned to the Qatar National Convention Centre.
A record-breaking turnout of over 10,000 Color Runners completed the Happiest 5K on the Planet as they walked, ran, skipped and, most importantly, laughed their way to the finish line on Saturday.One of the biggest events that Doha has ever seen, this edition of the Color Run was part of The Hero Tour, featuring an all-new Super Zone and Foam Zone as part of the 5k course!
Shaun, a participant of The Color Run says: “This is my second color run and I felt this year’s event was extremely well organized and it was great to see such a massive turnout of first time runners. The return of the foam pit was a fantastic addition. Having medals at the end of the race made me feel happy and accomplished. It was so much fun!”
People of all fitness levels gathered for the warm up, before the first wave jetted off on the 5k course in clean white shirts, capes, tutus, socks and sunglasses before getting doused from head to toe in color!
At the finish line, runners were brimming with energy, fun and drenched in colours. The show didn't stop there as they were then awarded medals before heading to the finish festival to celebrate with their friends, families and colleagues, enjoying the live music and games.
Nesreen Al-Refai, Chief Communications Officer for Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar, which runs the Your Health First campaign said: “The wonderful thing about the Color Run is that it brings together huge numbers of people of all ages and from all parts of the community to exercise and have great fun at the same time. The event is so much fun that it really inspires people to get active and make regular exercise part of their everyday routine, which is one of the core messages of Sahtak Awalan – Your Health First.”
The Color Run has been experienced by over 6 million runners worldwide in more than 35 countries, and it continues to be a leader in the fun running space.
The Color Run’s mission is to bring people together and make the world a happier, healthier place. The Color Run is designed to cater to the enjoyment of all age groups, experience and fitness levels. With no winners or official timings, the sole purpose of the run is to have the most fun every step of the course and stand as the most colorful individual at the finish line.
Qatar Living was proud to be the official community partner for The Color Run this year.
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