When hubby sent these colorful pictures from ‘THE COLOUR RUN’, Abu Dhabi, the first thought that struck me was, ‘Is this idea inspired by our famous festival Holi?’. March is the month of Holi in India and you can’t really blame me for reading the weird closeness. But of course, this is different. No doubt it is about colorful faces but at the end of the day it is a healthy run. A race which is not about winning or losing. Its a unique 5 kilometers run which is about getting high on colors and health. There is no competition to reach the finishing line. Its only meant to celebrate and promote healthy and happy living. And most importantly its about happily getting dirty with colored powder, made of food-grade corn. Thankfully, there are no splashes and puddles of colored water. (I am sure you know where is it coming from.)
Hubby was at Yas Marina Circuit yesterday and I am proud that he did some live reporting for me. He was really quick in sending me some very interesting pictures. When we had a detailed word about it, he said it was a fun day and he had a great time. In a nutshell, ‘Colour Run’ is about a colorful day. Without getting into the complexities as to why and who is behind the concept, I would just say this is quite an interesting idea. As the name suggests, it is actually a run through a blaze of colors. People of all age, shape and sizes make a healthy attempt to complete 5 kilometers while being splashed with dry colors at their faces and bodies. And I hear there are lovely treats at the end of the race. Then, why not? If people are fine with paying for such events and getting inspired to live happy and healthy, I think its a great idea. Lets have more of these runs! Daman’s Active life definitely deserves a mention here because they are main organizers of Color Run™ Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Happiest5k hashtag looks uber cool and its addictive too. Who doesn’t love to be happy? Well, ever since we are born we are on a lookout for happiness. Its just that with so many gory things happening around the world, and stress and misery bogging us down each day, we are losing its essence. These events are a great way to connect with friends and family and run together. I chose to write about this Happiest 5k run because I loved the concept behind it. I feel its very important to keep doing things that make us happy.
And the best that I can say to inspire is that if you have ever been fascinated by the Indian festival-Holi, I am sure you can go ahead and be a part of Colour Run. To me, it looks like fun day to keep the worries off and just run for your healthy life amidst flying colors. You never know you may fall in love with running henceforth.
When I read about it, I learnt that this run is not a non-profit making idea. But yes, it is meant for a good cause and thus is promoted and partnered by charity organizations and big brands in the cities that it takes place. The sponsoring brands participate with full zeal. I am sure you noticed the colorful Nissan Car. I would love to own this rainbow car. Everyone in the family will have their favorite color on the car. Another set up which I really loved is below in the picture. Accor Hotels were amazingly creative. I am not saying this just because it was done by my friends from And Events but because I have loved this idea ever since I saw this setup in Colour Run Dubai.
I am not sure when is THE COLOUR RUN planning to come to India but whenever it happens in your country, don’t forget to send me a picture. I would love to add to the collection above.