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30 January 2018 12:45 pm

2018 Color Run Qatar sets new record with 9,000 participants!

Sonkie Bagongfirs
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For the fourth year in a row, The Qatar National Convention Centre was jam-packed as the 2018 Color Run Qatar presented by Sahtak Awalan: Your Health First brought fitness enthusiasts, families, and friends together in Doha. 

In total, more than 9,000 Color Runners completed the ‘Happiest 5K on the Planet’ under this year’s 'Dream World Tour' theme. One of Qatar's biggest and most colourful yearly fitness events, the fourth edition brought five exhilarating colour zones: red, yellow, green, blue, and pink!

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Before making their way through the starting line, Color Runners gathered before a lively dance instructor for the warm-up exercises. Multiple waves of runners then dashed off on the 5k course in their tutus, party socks, and sunglasses. At 1km intervals around the course, participants were doused in vibrant colours, before celebrating at the Finish Festival, which included the world-famous colour throws.

Nesreen Al-Rifai, Chief Communications Officer for Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q), which runs the 'Your Health First' campaign, said: “Doha has once again shown its commitment to lead a healthier and happier lifestyle. This edition of The Color Run showcases a beautiful celebration where the local community had one goal in common: getting healthy and active and appreciating doing so in a fun environment.”

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Since its inception in 2012, The Color Run has become a global phenomenon, continuing to innovate the 5k paint-race genre each year. The Color Run has been experienced by over 6 million people worldwide in 35+ countries and has donated a staggering $5 million to charity to date. This year, The Color Run presented by Sahtak Awalan: Your Health First will once again be donating $1 of every entry to Education Above All.

Were you also one of the 9,000 runners who made it to The Color Run finish line this year? How was the experience? Drop us a line in the comments below and let us know! Also, don't forget to like and share this article!