The south island was ecstatic to welcome back the biggest party of the year! Over 2,500 Color Runners flocked to Canterbury Agriculture Park on Saturday morning ready to embark on the colourful journey of the day.
Starting off with a bit of Zumba and some stretches from instructors on the stage, the start chute filled up quickly once it opened.
The venue offered a scenic course with a beautiful backdrop of mountains which made the 5KM run all the more enjoyable. Along the way runners got treated to 4 dry powder zones, 1 wet zone and the ever popular foam zone before hitting the finish line and starting the party in the Village.
A unique American concept by origin, The Color Run (TCR) is focused on fun instead of performance. It’s all about music, colour and madness as runners make their way through the 5km run, being bombarded with a different colour powder every kilometre to finish into an even bigger colour mania called the Finish Festival. Here, the runners get a chance to drench themselves, and everyone else, in even more colour by throwing their own colour packets around, all the while dancing and singing along to the latest tunes being played on the main stage by a DJ.
For more information on the The Color Run Australia, check out www.thecolorrun.co.nz/ or www.facebook.com/TheColorRunNZ
3vent Productions was contracted to, in conjunction with The Color Run Australia & New Zealand, manage the course production of this New Zealand event. We provided a Course Manager to lead the local team and provided the services of the TCR resident MC, DJ Tallie.