If life hands you colors,

run with it!

Al Sahil on the South Khobar Corniche was just the perfect place to hold the event. It is a lovely area that has become a favorite spot of joggers and those who simply just want to spend time walking around, breath fresh air and enjoy the view of the sea.

Since this event is being launched for the first time in Saudi Arabia, my friends and I were really anticipating joining. We arrived early at Khobar Corniche in our Abayas and observed first if there were strong restrictions being implemented on female clothing or wearing just color runner long sleeve shirts and running pants is acceptable.

Honestly, I can’t conceal my jubilation just at the sight of having the white color run shirts replacing the usual black clothing all females wear outdoors :-)

Color Runners of different nationalities joined the event. Warm-up started at about 7:20 am. The upbeat feel-good music sets the perky mood and cheered everyone up. The drones were obviously exciting addition to the event. Selfies, groupies are non-stop!

We headed for the start chute at 8:15 am. Freebies were given away as the events hosts entertains the color runners at the start chute. The countdown began and we departed in waves at 8:30 am.

The color run is non-competitive, it is untimed so participants can run, jog or walk.

Excitement builds up as participants prepare to be doused with colored powder.

I was thrilled to complete the 5K course. I must admit I only run for 2K and walk and jog in between :-) but having been covered from head to toe with all five colors,

it is time to collect my limited-edition medal! (sporting a big smile)

The event also turned out to be a perfect bonding moment for families, friends and work colleagues. The energy and joy reflected on the little heroes’ faces were truly priceless.

Color runners were kept hydrated throughout the 5K as there were 2 water stations on the course and one at the Finish line. Iced Tea and Lemonade were also available at the finish festival area.

Whether you are just starting out as a runner, a seasoned athlete or it is your first time, like me to join such activity, you will definitely find it one of the best experiences in your life worth cherishing.

The fun doesn’t end at the Finish Line. There were several booths at the festival area, color runners can have colorful face painting, funky colorful items are available at the stores. Everyone was so amused with music and dancing and endlessly being showered with colored powder.

Indeed, it was an enjoyable event! An opportunity to create many colorful memories while promoting health and fitness.

Some photos featured here are contributions from friends. The Color Run is a trademark of Color Run LLC and the use of the logo on the photos was just to make them beautiful keepsakes of the wonderful event.