UPDATE: As of 12 Mar 2020, Color Manila Run Year 8 has been cancelled in light of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila. Currently, the safety of Color Manila’s runners, talents, suppliers, sponsors, and partners is their utmost priority. No new date has been set as of writing. This article will be updated accordingly as soon as possible.
It’s the most colourful time of the year again, folks! Color Manila Run Year 8 is happening at the SM Mall of Asia Event Grounds on 21 Mar 2020 — and your all-time favourite fun run just got bigger, better, and even more colourful.
What to expect at Color Manila Run Year 8
At this year’s space-themed Color Manila Run, you’re in for an out-of-this-world adventure! As the event celebrates its eighth year, you can only expect that they’ll be doing so with a bang — prepare for galaxy-inspired race kits, a super-cool venue setup, and even more exciting activities beyond the finish line.
Guests can expect giant inflatables and fun obstacles, special performances, plus events like a friendly dance showdown between runners! At the much-awaited colour and music festival, enjoy beats by DJ Ace Ramos and Ron Thug. On top of all that, attendees will also have the chance to win giveaways that include water bottles from Hydroflask, shoes from Mizuno, and exciting prizes from Cherry Mobile!
How to register
Attendees may sign up for 3K, 5K, 10K, and 21K distances. Once you’ve decided on a specific distance, you can move on to selecting your race package.
Registration online at the Color Manila Website or SM Tickets’ website. Those who’d like to pay in cash may also opt to register at SM Tickets outlets, or on-site from 13 to 17 Mar at SM Mall of Asia (details below). You may also choose to avail of prepaid cards at Mizuno stores in Magallanes, Alabang Town Center, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, or Trinoma.
Packages for 3K, 5K, and 10K runners
Those signing up for 3K, 5K and 10K, may take their pick from the following packages:
- Deluxe (₱1,050): Event shirt, foldable water bottle, race bib, finisher medal, colour packet
- Rockstar (₱1,600): Event shirt, foldable water bottle, race bib, finisher medal headwear, colour packet, drawstring bag, day pass for one to Pretty Huge Obstacles
- VIP (₱2,600): Event shirt, VIP shirt, foldable water bottle, race bib, finisher medal, drawstring bag, headwear, colour packet, VIP village pass, VIP sunglasses, day pass for two to Pretty Huge Obstacles
Packages for 21K runners
Runners signing up for the 21K may choose from the following packages:
- 21K Basic (₱1,650): Event singlet, foldable water bottle, race bib, finisher medal, colour packet, day pass for one to Pretty Huge Obstacles
- 21K Premium (2,300): Event singlet, foldable water bottle, race bib, finisher medal, headwear, drawstring bag, finisher shirt, colour packet, premium village pass, day pass for two to Pretty Huge Obstacles
Don’t like running but still want to join in on the fun? At Color Manila Run, this is something you can definitely do — and yes, those who aren’t running will still have chances at winning prizes! Just purchase one of their party passes:
- Moonstar Party Pass (₱499): Colour Manila party shirt, party sunglasses, party drawstring bag, party wrist tag, colour packet
- Supernova Party Pass (₱999): Colour Manila party shirt, party sunglasses, party drawstring bag, party headwear, party water bottle, party wrist tag, party socks, colour packet
Note: Prices are subject to increase after 15 March — so make sure to register ASAP!
Take part in the most colourful event of the year!
Join in the galactic fun as Color Manila Run celebrates its eighth year with an outer space-themed event on 21 Mar 2020! Let Color Manila treat you to an out-of-this-world adventure filled with exhilarating activities, special performances, and a chance at winning exciting prizes.
Register via the Color Manila website and enter the code CMR8TZFLLWRS and enjoy 10% off!
Race kit claiming and on-site registration
After you’ve registered, make sure to claim your race kits at the SM MOA Ice Skating Area (third floor) between 13 to 17 March. Claiming time is from 11am to 8pm. You may also choose to register on-site at the same time and place!
Assembly and gun start times
Don’t forget to take note of the corresponding assembly and gun start times for your race distance of choice! The schedules are found in the photo below:
Is it your first time? Here’s why you should attend Color Manila Run Year 8!
Have you attended a fun run before? If you haven’t, then let me tell you about my very first experience. I was incredibly nervous because as a beginner, I was afraid I wouldn’t run as fast as everyone else; it seemed that only fitness enthusiasts and seasoned runners would join these events. And because I joined one by myself, I felt like such an outsider — I was very intimidated when I first arrived!
A fun run for anyone and everyone
Those nervous, intimidated feelings I mentioned? They’re exactly what Color Manila wanted to do away with when they first started. In 2012, Color Manila pioneered the country’s first and biggest colourful fun run. When I first heard of it, I instantly thought of Cebu’s Sinulog festival — people happily running around covered in paint (in the case of Color Manila, it’s colour powder). But that isn’t all there is to Color Manila Run; they also removed the timing aspect in order to encourage everyone to run at their own pace.
Along the route, you’ll pass by several colour stations every now and then; there, runners are showered with colour powder! Once you’ve reached the finish like, you’ll receive your finisher medal and colour packets. But the fun doesn’t end there! Afterwards, you get to head over to the “village”, where you can join in more fun, shower your fellow runners in colour, and dance to music played by some of the metro’s top DJs!
Now, doesn’t that all sound exciting? We’ll see you at the SM MOA Event Grounds on 21 March!
Brought to you by Color Manila.