Posted on November 01, 2017

Everyone in Qatar is invited to once again run, walk or even skip their way along the 5K Color Run course when the popular event returns on Saturday 27th January, 2018 at Qatar National Convention Centre. The Color Run™ presented by Sahtak Awalan: Your Health First, the flagship public health campaign of Weill Cornell Medicine–Qatar (WCM-Q), will take Color Runners to a world where anything is possible, inspiring participants to make dreams a reality as The Color Run comes back to Qatar for its fourth edition.

Known to be the biggest and most colorful event that Doha has ever seen, this edition of The Happiest 5k on the Planet will have a one-of-a-kind theme: The Dream World Tour. Color Runners will feel on top of the world in the brand new Foam Zone, enjoy a brand new color, and as always, get covered from head to toe in an array of colors. After the course, participants can show their aspirations on the first ever Dream Wall and enjoy the ultimate color extravaganza with family and friends at the Finish Festival – featuring the world famous color throws!

People from every part of the community in Qatar have shown their enthusiasm for living a healthy lifestyle with over seven thousand participants showing up at the event in 2017. The Color Run is a unique race that celebrates health, happiness and individuality by both empowering and encouraging participants of all ages and abilities to focus on their health and well-being. The excitement and hype witnessed towards this wonderful event demonstrates once again Qatar’s vision to empower and inspire all to lead  healthier and happier lifestyles.

During The Color Run presented by Sahtak Awalan: Your Health First participants can choose to run, walk, jog or skip around the Happiest 5k on the planet with their family and friends. Nesreen Al-Rifai, Chief Communications Officer for Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, which runs the Your Health First campaign, said: “This fourth edition of The Color Run presented by Sahtak Awalan: Your Health First will witness unprecedented fun and excitement and will mark an extraordinary celebration where the local community will have one goal in common: getting healthy and active and appreciating doing so in a fun environment.”

Greg Sproule, Managing Director for IMG Middle East, the organizer behind this weekend’s event, said: “We have had an amazing response last year with over seven thousand Color Runners, including both seasoned Color Runners and first timers, taking part in the event. Events such as The Color Run presented by Sahtak Awalan: Your Health First celebrate health, happiness and individuality and encourage participants of all ages and abilities to focus on their lifestyle and well-being. We would like to urge everyone who wants to take part to book their tickets early to avoid disappointment. We are excited to see everyone who joins the Color Run enjoy the most colorful event that Doha has ever seen!”

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Each Color Runner will receive a fun participant kit, which includes a limited‐edition Dream World Tour race shirt, embroidered headband, a fun temporary tattoo, welcome card, rainbow pencil and some awesome goodies from sponsors. Deluxe Runners will receive the kit plus a Gold bib for VIP Parking, a wristband, tutu, party socks and sunglasses for the ultimate Color Runner look on the day. 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.