One of the most eagerly anticipated events in Qatar’s sporting calendar is fast approaching as The Color Run presented by Sahtak Awalan: Your Health First, returns to Qatar National Convention Centre on 26 January, 2019.

The event will mark the fifth time that The Color Run – known as the ‘Happiest 5k on the Planet’ – has been brought to Qatar by Sahtak Awalan: Your Health First, the flagship public health campaign of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q).

A large turn out is expected for the 2019 edition of The Color Run, which last year attracted a record-breaking 9,000 participants. The 2019 Color Runners will be doused from head to toe in brightly coloured powders at 1k intervals, as they make their way around the course, before celebrating completion with friends and family at the Color Run Finish Festival.

The 2019 Color Run has a new ‘Hero Tour’ theme that will see participants don capes and other superhero garb when they collect their medals at the finish line. The 2019 edition will also feature the Foam Zone, where participants can enjoy getting covered with bubbles blown from foam machines. People from every part of the community in Qatar have shown their enthusiasm for living a healthy lifestyle by taking part in The Color Run.

The Color Run is a unique event that celebrates health, happiness and individuality by 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.

Since its inception in 2012, The Color Run has become a global phenomenon experienced by over 6 million people worldwide in more than 35 countries. It has donated a staggering US$5 million to charity globally. Tickets can be purchased online through this link.