Training In Living Colour

In Living Colour


Bold and brilliant hues are abound season with colour runs continuing to make a major splash across the nation. Check out these’s seven races that take a back-to-basics approach to running, reminding us that it can really be all about having fun.

Bringing Dye Nation to Toronto June 7,  Run Or Dye is a five kilometre event that gives runners a blast of colour at every kilometre. Using eco-friendly cornstarch based dye, the race culminates in a tie-dye festival where you can colour the sky in vivid hues.

Billed as London, Ontario’s most colourful run, the Colour Fun Run (June 21) offers kids of all ages the opportunity to run through the Graham Family ECO Park. With all proceeds going to Childreach, a family support centre for parents with young children, it’s also a great way to support your community.

Celebrating global health, happiness and individuality, this summer The Color Run is spreading the joy across the nation, with events cropping up in big and small locations
including Kitchener (June 14), Calgary (August 30), and Montreal (August 16). Rounded out with a music festival with full-on colour throws, it’s a post-run party that you won’t
want to miss.

A cross-country event, The Burst of Colour Run (July 21) will take place for the third year running in Rosemary, Alberta. Along with being dosed in five vivid hues, registered runners can look forward to brunch at the finish line.

Get the whole family up and running at Colour Me Rad Saskatoon where children seven and under participate free of charge. With more events cropping up in cities across the nation including Saskatoon (September 6) and Regina (September 14),  you’ll be happy to note that part of the proceeds are donated to local charities.

With fundraising supporting the Canadian Cancer Society, Colours of Hope is family-friendly non-competitive five kilometre event that takes place in cities across Ontario. Along with the usual blasts of colour, this is a great way for families and friends to ban together in support of a good cause.