Color Run, Cape Town Lately
Color Run, Cape Town Lately

The Color Run returns with superpowers!

It’s true – Cape Town’s favourite 5K is back and more exciting than ever. This year, it’s a colour-bomb of superpowers.

Make sure your cape is ironed:
When: 18 November 2017
Where: The Green Point Stadium A Track
Time: 14H00 for 15h00
Hashtag: #TheHappiest5k and #TCRHero #livebetter

The Color Run’s 2017 Superhero Tour acknowledges all the characteristics that define us as heroes. And, it applauds those nearest and dearest to us, and those further afield who inspire us and offer themselves as role models.

“Not only are we encouraging participants to celebrate themselves, and those who have mentored, cheered for, and positively influenced them, but this season, we’re sending a #TCRHero to The Color Run in Paris,” says Trevor Latimer, national event co-ordinator of The Color Run South Africa.
Latimer encourages existing and would be superheroes to start compiling their stories for sharing, consider their charities, and fly over to for more information on The Superhero Tour and the competition rules.

Did you know, over R500 000 was raised in 2016 for local causes and educational based initiatives in the areas it visited? This is through Fun(d) Raising initiatives sparked by Color Runners, and through headline sponsor Capitec Bank. Capitec donates R10 for each ticket sold to its various educational upliftment programmes across the country, ensuring South Africans are given the opportunity to live better long after the event ends.

“One thing Color Runners have demonstrated, is that it’s never only about them – the true mark of a superhero,” says Francois Viviers, Exec: marketing and communications at Capitec Bank. “We are encouraged by being a part of this movement which enables not only the coming together of diverse South Africans but how we engage with and support communities.”

The Color Run continues its focus on community. And this includes a conscious effort to ensure that the region only benefits from an influx of heroes. The Color Run has committed to leaving Cape Town cleaner than it found it – and it will be using ONLY non-potable water for cleaning, and only where absolutely necessary. The Color Run has sourced non-potable water from accredited suppliers, who will be bringing water to the event from neighbouring regions where no level five restrictions are in place.

The event will also be minimising mess, and minimising the need for water-based cleaning, through massive PVC sheeting, great-big vacuum cleaners, and muscles – meaning more jobs on the day for the region. The organisers are even collecting all the very colourful race tees after the event. The Color Run will ensure they are cleaned in an area where there’s more water to spare, and distributed to the needy. #LiveBetter and let’s give water warriors super powers this year.

Tickets, info, and competition Ts&Cs are available online from The Color Run website ( and Facebook (The Color Run South Africa).

About The Color Run

The Color Run is a feel-good, happy, colourful event. “Color Runners” of all shapes and sizes happily go from wearing pristine white clothing, to being covered in prismatic colour. At each kilometre mark, a different colour of powder fills the air and covers the participants, creating an ever-increasing spectrum of colour and beauty. At the finish line, the colour festival kicks off and the air is filled with millions of vivid colour combinations as participants get in on the colour throwing fun as well. For more information, go to or follow us on Facebook.



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