15/04/2016: Colour run comes to Soweto
The air over the UJ Soweto campus will burst into a kaleidoscopic spectrum of colour this Sunday (17 April 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 have 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 at www.joburgtourism.com
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 kilometre mark, coloured powder will fill the air and cover participants, creating an ever increasing rainbow spectrum. At the finish line, a festival of dazzling colour welcomes participants who then join in the colour-throwing fun.
Local kasi soul band, The Soil, will be entertaining participants from 09:00, the start gun goes off at 10:00am and participants are encouraged to wear white.
Log onto www.thecolorrun.co.za for ticket purchases and more information on the Color Run.
Laura Vercueil : PR & Communication Manager
Johannesburg Tourism Tel: +27 87 151 2950
Johannesburg Tourism is a destination marketing organisation, dedicated to promoting tourism growth in the City. Its primary function is to promote Johannesburg as a business, lifestyle, sport and leisure destination, both locally and internationally. Its operations include running a Convention Bureau, a Visitor Services Bureau, as well as co-ordinating city-wide tourism marketing programmes, tourism information gathering and analysis.
Johannesburg Tourism Company has three offices:
Joburg Tourism Head Office (Sandton Library Offices, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton)
Tel: +27 (0) 87 151 2950
Soweto Tourism Information Centre
Tel: +27 11 342 4316
Park Station Tourism Information Centre
Tel: +27 11 028 7742
Operating hours 08:00 – 17:00 Monday - Friday