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Heita Soweto – take a short left with The Color Run!

Written by SowetoTV
on 08 March 2016
Sport Events Community Lifestyle

Heita Soweto – take a short left with The Color Run!

It’s the first time this prestigious international event is coming to Soweto. Will you be there?

7 March 2016 – JOHANNESBURG – The Color Run today confirmed rumours that for the first time in the history of the event, Soweto has been added to the calendar.

The NB stuff:

Who: You

Where: UJ – Soweto Campus – Chris Hani Road Orlando, Soweto

When: 17 April 2016 – 09h00 for 10h00 – sharp

Together with headline sponsor Capitec Bank, The Color Run team has promised residents of Soweto and the greater Johannesburg region the most fun, colourful, and inspiring day of the year.

The Happiest 5k on the Planet™ has already charmed millions of participants in 200 cities around the world. Soweto is about to see why.

Hey Squeezah – Get your tutu starched

The Color Run is about health, happiness (aka FUN), individuality, and giving back to the community. Pick a charity, get a “Fun Raiser” code, and get all your mpentjes get buy tickets under your code. Uplift the community while you uplift your spirits (no extra cost to you – nice). Can’t find a charity to support? Head over to Soweto TV and support theirs – because they have the community’s back. There’s also loads of info about The Color Run on Channel 251, so stayed tuned. You might even win some tickets.


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The headline sponsor of The Color Run, Capitec Bank, has made it possible for R10 to be donated to education for each ticket sold. Following the advice from Adopt-A-School, we will identify a school in need in the area, and address its most pressing requirements. 

Tickets are available online from The Color Run website ( and Facebook ( Individual ticket prices are R250 and R225 for groups of 4 or more. Manual entry points are listed on our website.

Color Runners will each receive a race pack with includes a 2016 edition Race T-Shirt, headband, bag of colour powder, temporary tattoos, and a race number.

Additionally, every Color Runner will receive a R200 voucher from for the purchase of The Color Run powder and merchandise, as well as a R200 voucher from Superbalist to be redeemed against a minimum spend of R250.

About The Color Run

The Color Run is a feel-good, happy, colourful event. “Color Runners” of all shapes and sizes happily go from wearing pristine white clothing, to being covered in prismatic colour. At each kilometre mark, a different colour of powder fills the air and covers the participants, creating an ever-increasing spectrum of colour and beauty. At the finish line, the colour festival kicks off and the air is filled with millions of vivid colour combinations as participants get in on the colour throwing fun as well. For more information, go to or follow us on Facebook.