It was a chilly and colourful Saturday morning as The Color Run, presented by Sahtak Awalan: Your Health First gathered runners from all over Doha at Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) for this year’s edition of the happiest 5K in the planet!
The 2020 edition saw more than 10,000 participants running, walking and skipping their way around QNCC, making it the largest Color Run event ever in Qatar. Color runners came to share their joy with friends and families and made their way around the five-kilometre course.
Nesreen Al Rifai, Chief Communications Officer for Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q), said they are so excited to once again see so many Color Runners at The Color Run this year.
Our aim is to raise awareness of the importance of staying active and its relevance to our overall physical and mental health. We are happy to have succeeded in achieving this and contributing to the fulfilment of Qatar Foundation’s vision for community development.’
Color Runners took part in a lively warm-up before WCM-Q student and Your Health First Ambassador (YHF) Dana Al Ali, who officially raised the flag at the starting line for the first batch of participants at 8:30 am.
The Color Run is such an exciting event. This is my second year participating and the energy is just amazing. Everyone is so positive and enthusiastic each year and I love seeing all the families and children making the most of the event. Each year it just gets better and better.’
The fun didn’t stop at the finish line, with the larger-than-life Finish Festival providing the perfect post-5k party as thousands of Color Runners celebrated with their friends and families with world-famous colourful throws.
6th time Color Runner Mohammed, who has been participating in every Color Run since the beginning, said that this year was the biggest so far.
My friends and I look forward to it each year and we love coming out to celebrate this colourful day! It is so much fun, and we love how each year the theme is different. This year is great: we all choose LOVE! We will be back again next year.’
Event Director Christian Moufarrej said the turnout has been absolutely amazing this year.
We are so grateful to everyone who supports the event and our charity year after year in Doha. Thank you to everyone for joining The Color Run Love Tour, and we are looking forward to next year already!’
Since its inception in 2012, The Color Run has been experienced by over seven million people worldwide in 40+ countries. It has donated US$5 million to charity to date. This year’s event supported education for out-of-school children, donating a portion of the proceeds to the charity, Together education project in Qatar.
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