The Color Run is setting Pretoria all a shimmer


Following hot on the heels of Johannesburg’s biggest, boldest, most colourful 5km run to date, Pretoria is getting amped in preparation for its time to shine.


Mark your diaries:
When: Saturday 31 October 2015
Where: Centurion Rugby Club270 West Ave, Centurion, Gauteng 0157
Time: 09H00 for 10H00
Over 9 500 Color Runners participated in the Johannesburg leg. The subsequent social media explosion, with The #CapitecColorRun trending third on Twitter, is testament to the joy and excitement the event brought to participants. Local licence holder of The Color Run South Africa, Sportsvendo, maintains that the success of the event is attributable to remaining true to the worldwide ethos of the brand: “The Color Run is about being healthy, being happy, self-expression, and giving back,” says Sportsvendo CEO, Leon Swanepoel.
“Thanks to the generosity of our headline sponsor, Capitec Bank, R10 from every ticket sold for The Color Run is being donated to charity. In Johannesburg alone, we were able to raise in excess of R73 000 for Adopt-A-School, which makes the event so much more than a singular day of fun – it allows for longevity, which is extremely important to us at Sportsvendo, The Color Run, and Capitec,” says Swanepoel.
“Capitec Bank, like The Color Run, believes in health, happiness, individuality, giving back, living life in technicolour and having fun, while caring about the community,” says Charl Nel, head of communications at Capitec Bank.
Nel says, “We are so excited to share this magic with Pretoria on 31 October. We’re going to brighten the city, its Color Runners, and the community too. Be sure to check out our giant tackie in Pretoria which highlights our partnership and items purchased forAdopt-A-School. Take a photo using our hashtag and you’ll be automatically entered into our competition.”
Schools and individual charities can also use The Color Run to raise funds. Register your own school or charity on the Fun Raiser programme and raise money for every ticket sold under your unique Fun Raiser code.
Register a corporate team of five or more runners. Each corporate team gets a unique item of apparel to set it apart from the rest.
Jacaranda FM, The Color Run’s official radio partner, will be entertaining Color Runners at the epic finish festival. Keep your eyes on The Rekord, our official print partner, for updates and giveaways.
Tickets are available online from The Color Run website ( and Facebook ( Each ticket is bundled with a R200.00 gift voucher from and another R200.00 voucher from Superbalist (Ts&Cs apply). Don’t forget – kids under the age of 10 run free! Charities, schools, and organisations should contact The Color Run directly for their unique codes at
Participating in the year’s most anticipated event will be done in the true spirit of Ubuntu. And Color Runners can expect nothing like ever before, with this year’s run including timed glitter blasts – ensuring Pretoria shines!
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 or follow us on Facebook.
About Capitec Bank
Capitec Bank (JSE: CPI) is South Africa’s fastest growing full service retail bank. With 6.2 million active clients, R11.6 billion in equity and R53.9 billion in assets as of February 2015, Capitec Bank offers affordable, simplified and transparent banking with personalised service. Using innovative technology to drive down costs, increased accessibility and simplified, transparent client interactions, Capitec Bank’s Global One facility offers a range of transacting, saving and credit options accessed in real-time using paperless processes and the country’s first in-branch biometric client identification system. Capitec Bank was recently named South Africa’s best service and *best value bank in the South African Consumer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi), South Africa’s best priced bank in the Solidarity Report and the best customer service bank in the Ask Afrika Orange Index awards.

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