The Color Run

The Happiest 5K on the Planet


The Color Run was founded in March of 2011 as an event to promote healthiness and happiness by bringing the community together to participate in the “Happiest 5k on the Planet”.
We are the original paint race and have created a completely new genre of running events that continues to grow exponentially.

The Color Run Romania is a license held by Kick Off Events and we have organized 18 events so far.

What is the difference between The Color Run NIGHT, The Color Run SHINE, TROPICOLOR and DREAM TOUR? 

The Color Run Night is our 5k event during.. you guessed it, the night. Packed with five NEON color zones and night attractions throughout the course and Finish Festival.

The Color Run Shine Tour is our 5k event during the day, packed with four color zones, a SPARKLE zone, and other elements to add to your daytime experience.

The Color Run Tropicolor is our 5k event during the day where participants experience an all-new Tropicolor Zone where they are bathed in a tropical array of colors.

In 2017, we continue our mission by inviting the world to remember the power of dreams. Apart from the classical Color Zones, participants can now experience a new Clouds/Foam Zone where dreams do come true!

Each event has their own characteristics and elements to make it unique to one another. It’s definitely a different experience running a 5K at night or shining bright in the day! One thing these two events do have in common is that they are both all about happiness, healthiness, and promoting fitness throughout the community.

Bucharest, April 22nd – Biblioteca Nationala, 10 000 participants
Cluj-Napoca, May 14th – Piata Unirii, 3 500 participants
Timisoara, June 3rd – Rozelor Park, 1 500 participants
Iasi, June 17th – Palatul Culturii, 1 500 participants
Mamaia, July 29th – Hotel Rex – 2 500 participants

2017 NIGHT
Cluj-Napoca, August 26th – Piata Unirii – 2 500 participants
BUCHAREST, September 9th – Biblioteca Nationala – 7 300 participants

2016 NIGHT
Cluj-Napoca, August 27th – Piata Unirii, 2 500 participants
Bucharest, September 10th – Piata Constitutiei, 6 500 participants

Bucharest, April 16th – Piata Constitutiei, 10 000 participants
Cluj-Napoca, June 11th – Piata Unirii, 3 500 participants
Timisoara, June 18th – Rozelor Park, 1 000 participants
Mamaia, July 30th – Rex Parking, 2 000 participants

2015 Shine Tour
Bucharest, 25th of April – Piata Constitutiei, 7.000 participants
Cluj-Napoca, 13th of June – Piata Unirii, 3.000 participants
Mamaia, 1st of August – Rex Parking, 2.500 participants

2015 Night Event
Bucharest, 13th of September, Kiseleff Boulevard, 5.000 participants

2014 The Color Run Tour
Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Mamaia and Bucharest once again were the big hosts in 2014, bringing 10.000 participants at the start line.

To sum up our last four years:

21 events, 83.300 participants, millions of smiles!

Dream in color with The Color Run Dream Tour 2017!

Less about your 10-minute-mile and more about having the time of your life, The Color Run is a five-kilometer, un-timed race in which thousands of participants, or “Color Runners”, are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. With only two rules, the idea is easy to follow:

Wear white at the starting line
Finish plastered in color!

The fun continues after Color Runners complete the race with an unforgettable Finish Festival. This larger than life party is equipped with music, dancing and massive color throws, which create millions of vivid color combinations. Trust us, this is the best post-5k party on the planet!

The map below outlines The Color Run 5k at a glance:

Infographic The Color Run

While our 5k event is all about having fun, we also focus on promoting a healthy lifestyle. More than half of our participants are first-time 5k runners and the event is making headway on the national focus of improving health and wellness. We hope that The Color Run 5k event will be able to act as a catalyst for our participants to live an active, healthy lifestyle.


Seeing how happy The Color Run has made people has been tremendously rewarding for us.
It is an event for all fitness levels, ages and backgrounds.

Our tag line, “The Happiest 5K on the planet”, was created after seeing the expressions of pure joy from participants. Want to add some happiness to your life?


Color Runners vary in demographics and reasons for running. With no winners or official times, The Color Run caters to everyone –first time runners to seasoned athletes.
Some Color Runners participate as a celebration and capstone of their healthy living accomplishments, while others participate for reasons unique to them. What are you running for?

Giving Back

As a for-profit event management company, we love the opportunity we have to partner with charities to help shine a light on their amazing work within society and highlight the causes they stand for.
We have raised donations for more than 80 local and national charities since 2012. To date, The Color Run has donated more than $3 million to charity.

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