23 October 2016Last updated

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Color Run at Yas Marina on March 12

The family-friendly exercise aims to induce UAE citizens to kick-start a healthy 2016

By Shiva Kumar Thekkepat
17 Jan 2016 | 03:14 pm
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Always wanted to run marathons but were intimidated by the rules regulations, and of course the kind of competition you would face at such events? Well, here’s the right event for you.

The Color Run presented by Daman’s ActiveLife is a 5K marathon that is just perfect for first-time runners and those looking to lead a healthier lifestyle. The reason? The Color Run is an untimed, unpressurised and family-friendly exercise with the aim of inducing UAE citizens to kick-start a healthy 2016.

Special early bird tickets for the event have already released. The run will take place at the Yas Marina Circuit on March 12. The Color Runners’ race packs have undergone a vibrant makeover for this edition, and now features shiny t-shirts and transferable tattoos to wear as they make their way around the course’s five colour stations, guided by everyone’s favourite mascot, Runicorn.

The runners will be greeted as usual by the hugely popular Finish Festival, where they will dance and enjoy the colour aided by the DJ’s pumping music.

The growing popularity of the run, first launched in 2013, can be gauged by the fact that more than 12,000 participated in the 2015 event that was held in Dubai.

Early bird tickets at Dh 140 a piece are now on sale at for a limited period, with kids aged 4 and under allowed for free.

By Shiva Kumar Thekkepat

By Shiva Kumar Thekkepat

Features Writer