The Color Run Manchester

Heaton Park, Manchester

Organiser's Description

The Color Run, also known as the "Happiest 5k on the Planet", is a unique colour fun run event for all fitness levels, ages and backgrounds that celebrates healthiness, happiness, and individuality. Now the single largest event series in the World, The Color Run has exploded since our debut event, and has been experienced by over 7 million runners worldwide in 40+ countries.

The Color Run is a 5k, untimed event. At each kilometer mark, Color Runners are doused from head to toe in a different coloured powder. With only two simple rules, everyone can participate in The Color Run: You wear white at the starting line; You finish the race plastered in colour!

Once the race is over, the fun continues at the Finish Festival, a larger-than-life party with music, dancing, photo ops, activity booths, vendors, and more massive colour throws, which create millions of vivid colour combinations. Trust us, this is the best post-5k party on the planet!

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  • 5 km Early Bird - Pre Event Race Pack Collection
    £28 CLOSED
  • 5 km Event Day Race Pack Collection
    £30 CLOSED
  • 5 km Child Ticket - Under 5s
    £10 CLOSED

The original, largest and most unique 5k color fun run in the World which celebrates healthiness, happiness, friendship and having the time of your life!

An unforgettable larger-than-life Finish Festival including DJ music and dancing.

Heaton Park, Middleton Road, Manchester M25 2SW

By car: The Park is situated between High Blackley and Prestwich. The A576 runs alongside Middleton Road; take junction 19 off the M60. The postcode for your Satnav is M25 2SW.

By bus: You can reach Heaton Park by hopping on the following bus routes, across Greater Manchester: 135, 59, 64, 484, 495, 164 and 165.

By train: Manchester Piccadilly Station is the principal station in Manchester and is just over 5 miles from Heaton Park. The Station hosts long-distance intercity and cross-country services to national destinations.

Metrolink: The Yellow Line tram from Bury runs from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Heaton Park.

There is plenty of on-site parking available at Heaton Park. You will need to pay the car park attendants on arrival.

09.00am Venue and store opens for on-the-day race kit pickup
10.00am Warm-up on stage
10.45am Start line opens
11.00am First heat start run, then 3-500 in a heat, every 2-3 minutes
12.00pm Finish line party with color throws
14.00pm Expected finish

There are two ticket types for this event. Depending on which ticket you bought, you will need to pick it up either in the week before the event, or from the check in desk on the day.

Please check your booking confirmation email to find out which ticket type you bought. And then check the pick up details above!

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Please contact the race organiser direct to see if they are still accepting entries.

  • 5 km Early Bird - Pre Event Race Pack Collection
    £28 CLOSED
  • 5 km Event Day Race Pack Collection
    £30 CLOSED
  • 5 km Child Ticket - Under 5s
    £10 CLOSED

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