Color Run: Manchester


Every now and again you should do something silly. Something that challenges you. Something that makes you laugh the whole time. This for me was the Color Run. Dubbed ‘the happiest 5k on the planet’, the concept is simple you dress in white and run 5km with your family, friends or colleagues and finish the day covered head-to-toe in kaleidoscopic colour.

The event took place at Etihad Stadium and as you run you are dusted with powder paints thrown by eager volunteers at each kilometre mark along the route. A group of us from work ran the event together and it was a brilliant day.

I took my Gopro along to capture some of the madness. It was the only camera that couldn't be ruined by the cascades of powder being thrown at you as you run along. One day I'd love to return with my proper camera equipment and shoot the event properly. The colours, the atmosphere and the sheer fun of the event is amazing

Now in it's fourth year the Color Run is more popular than ever. It celebrates healthiness, happiness, friendship and having a great day out. You should all try it, I guarentee you wont stop laughing the whole way round the 5K. Finishing off the day with an epic finish festival with the Capital FM DJs blasting out music and 'Colour throws' of large amounts of powder in the air every 15 mins it truely is a brilliantly colourful laugh a minute event. Do something a bit silly this year....go on I dare you.

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Andrew James - Cheshire & Manchester based Commercial Product, Fashion and Wedding Photographer

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