The Color Run returns to Dubai with its first Hero Tour

Limited early bird tickets are available now from Dhs150

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Running in a flurry of colours makes that 5km go so much faster. Don’t know what we’re talking about? Now’s your chance to find out. The popular Color Run is returning to Dubai, but this time with a little bit of a twist.

Taking place at Dubai Autodrome, “the happiest 5km on the planet” is setting up its Hero Tour, a super-hero themed event for runners to unleash their inner Flash or Superman – whoever you think is faster.

The new theme is a first in Dubai, and will feature a participant kit, which includes a bolt faux tattoo, unicorn badge and a flowing cape, as well as new course elements and a “super-charged Finish Festival”.

The tour also brings a brand-new Super Zone and Photo Zone, so colourful runners can get their superhero candid shots. Just in case getting slathered in paint isn’t enough, the Foam Zone will be making a return so you can party it up, foam-style.

Taking place on Saturday November 10, tickets are priced at Dhs150 for a regular package, and Dhs260 for the deluxe package which includes limited-edition goodies.

Tickets for the little ones are priced at Dhs55, for kids aged four and below.

As usual, the event recommends wearing white clothes so you can finish plastered in colours, along with something to fit the superhero vibe.

For plenty more information about the whole event, head over to the site www.thecolorrun.ae.

“This year, we are going to take Color Runners to a world where anything is possible and inspire our young and adult participants to turn their superpowers to reality,” said managing director of IMG Middle East Greg Sproule.

According to its site, the Color Run is now the largest running series in the world, and the experience has had more than six million runners take part worldwide in more than 35 countries.

Since 2012 the company behind the event has raised donations for more than 80 local and national charities, donating a whopping U$5million (Dhs18,365,400).

If you’re looking for a run at the other end of the scale (fun run, this is not) check out Dubai’s longest desert ultra-marathon, which is a whopping 270km long and happening in December.

Whatever your fitness level, there’s something for you. We might stick to the 5km, however.
Dhs55 (kids below five), Dhs150 (regular), Dhs260 (deluxe package). Sat Nov 10, 7am (gates open), 8.30am (race starts). Dubai Autodrome, Dubailand, www.thecolorrun.ae.

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