Dubbed ‘The Happiest 5K on the Planet’, this untimed fun run encourages participants to enjoy the atmosphere instead of focussing on smashing PBs. Drawing inspiration from the Hindu festival of Holi, runners are doused with multi-coloured powder for the length of the route and encouraged to do the same as fellow runners cross the finishing line. Colour Runs are taking place in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and Brighton from June to September in 2016.
Top tips: Leaving in conditioner, coconut oil or donning a wig will help wash the colour out of your hair. If you’re driving home, take a bag or towel to sit on to protect your seats.