The air over the UJ Soweto campus will burst into a kaleidoscopic spectrum of color this Sunday, April 17, 2016, as it hosts the Happiest 5k on the Planet, The Color Run.
Attracting “Color Runners” from across the City of Johannesburg, Joburg Tourism’s Laura Vercueil said the Color Run in Soweto presents an ideal opportunity for participants to plan a day out and explore and experience the rich heritage and lifestyle attractions of Soweto.
“Soweto’s to do list offers a feast for all, from the rich heritage landmarks on Vilakazi Street and the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum, to bungee jumping off the Orlando Towers and exploring the local taste delicacies on offer at Wandies. The Color Run will be attracting participants from across Johannesburg, and we encourage them to enjoy and experience some of the rich cultural and lifestyle attractions in and around Soweto either before or after the event,” said Vercueil.
Joburg Tourism has compiled exciting inventories and outing ideas listings that can be tailored to suit each person’s interest, budget, and time availability. To find out more about what to see and do in and around Soweto, visit and explore the extensive day trip ideas on Joburg Tourism’s website .
The Color Run this Sunday is the first to be hosted in Soweto and participants are in for an amazing fun-filled untimed 5km. At each kilometer mark, colored powder will fill the air and cover participants, creating an ever increasing rainbow spectrum. At the finish line, a festival of dazzling color welcomes participants who then join in the color-throwing fun.
Local kasi soul band, The Soil, will be entertaining participants from 9:00 am, the start gun goes off at 10:00 am, and participants are encouraged to wear white.
Joburg Tourism is a member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) .