Event Date: 

Wahooz, UShaka, Durban


Exercise and entertainment are becoming synonymous and now participants can be the exercise and entertainment at the same time. Entrants in Durban’s first colour run will experience the fun of being part of a novel colour splash during a 6km run along the beachfront, on the 20th September. This event will be the prelude to a weekend of activities happening from uShaka Marine World including the extreme physical challenge; TriRock-Durban triathlon to be held on Sunday 22nd.

The colour concept arises from a Hindu religious festival that has also become popular with people of other communities. Holi is a spring festival celebrated as a festival of colors. It is primarily observed in India and Nepal. The word "Holi" originated from "Holika" sister of Hiranyakashipu. The festival of Holi is celebrated because of a story in the old Hindu religion.

Today people around the globe have embraced the traditions and have added the celebration to a form of exercise. Running through the streets and being colourful adds to the joy and celebration of the occasion, offering a new form of fun and fitness at the same time. Durban residents can enjoy this same experience by entering into the event, through, which is for Ladies only. Children under 11 years of age have free entry, but must be accompanied by a female adult. Girls over 11 need to register and wear a race number.

Men are welcome to watch, celebrate and support their partners but entrants are limited to Ladies, Mom’s and babies and girls of all ages. While the focus is on the fun, entrants are reminded not to wear their favourite exercise garments, as they may be more colourful after the experience. Entrants are encouraged to wear plain white T-shirts to emphasise the effect of the colour.

Entries for the event are still open; Event Director, Grant Kunneke can be contacted on 0825645345 or .