Register today to shimmy and shine your way through the happiest 5km on the Coast
  • Thursday 07 January 2016
Color Run Sunshine CoastThe Color Run is set to transform council’s Sunshine Coast Stadium into a colourful rainbow of thousands of participants on Saturday, January 16.

Division 3 Councillor Peter Cox said people need to be quick to pick up the last remaining entries.

“If you want to have the time of your life, this event is not to be missed,” Cr Cox said.

“This year The Color Run will feature a brand new Shine Zone that will sprinkle runners with shimmer powder as they progress through the five kilometre course.

“Returning to the Sunshine Coast for the third time, the event will still feature the famous colour zones, mass Zumba warm-up dance classes and the famous Finish Festival everyone knows and loves.”

Council’s Tourism, Sport and Major Events portfolio holder Cr Jason O’Pray said the Color Run is one of the coolest family events on the Coast.

“We love The Color Run on the Coast as it is an all-ages event that encourages participants of all fitness levels to have fun,” said Cr O’Pray.

“It is great to see thousands of Color Runners cross the start line wearing white and finish the 5km with huge smiles plastered across their faces after being doused from head to toe with colour.

“January is one of our most popular months for tourism so it’s great that our visitors will get a chance to experience this colourful event too."

Race Director Rob McElligott said The Color Run was all about celebrating happiness, healthiness and individuality.

“We have had over 18,500 people participate in The Color Run event at the Sunshine Coast over the past three years and we are excited for Queenslanders to again have an opportunity to partake in this unique experience,” he said.

“What better way to start the New Year than at The Color Run.”

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Event fast facts
What: The Color Run – Sunshine Coast
Where: Sunshine Coast Stadium, 31 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina
When: Saturday, January 16
  • 7am Village pre-run entertainment opens
  • 8am Pre-event Zumba
  • 9am Event start time
  • 10am Finish Festival starts
  • Noon Finish Festival ends

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