The Pattaya Colour Fun Beach Run gets underway on Sunday February 26, with sign up and registration available online and through the Rotary Club of Jomtien Pattaya. The event is organized by the Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya and was first held in Pattaya in 2015.
Colour Runs are staged all over the world and were established in Utah in 2012 in an effort to get businessmen to participate without having to have a high level of fitness. 6000 people participated in the first ever run.
The inspiration to add colour to the event came from day-glow events, Disney’s World of Color and colour festivals throughout the world such as Holi, which is the Indian spring festival also known as the Festival of Colours or the Festival of Love.
It was the success of these events that inspired Rotarians to see if this would appeal to the citizens of Pattaya. In 2015 the Rotary Club of Jomtien Pattaya wanted to create something where the emphasis was purely on having fun.
The event far surpassed their expectations with over 500 participants taking part and joining in on the fun. Over 250,000 baht was raised for his club’s humanitarian projects.
The Pattaya Colour Fun Beach Run gets underway on Sunday February 26, with sign up and registration available online and through the Rotary Club of Jomtien Pattaya and the Pattaya Sports Club.Now members of the Rotary Club of Jomtien Pattaya and the Pattaya Sports Club are gearing up for this year’s event, which will take place on the beach at Central Pattaya. Participants can opt for either the 2km or 4km runs, and is open to all age groups.
At the meeting held at city hall on Feb 1, chaired by Deputy Mayor Kritsana Boonsawad, Rolf Ruegg, the Chairman of the organising committee led a team of Rotarians and members of the Pattaya Sports Club to discuss details with the city hall team in anticipation of at least 1000 people participating in the run this year. The partnership with city hall is essential as they deal with road closures and directing traffic. The staff from the Sawang Boriboon Thamasathan will also be on hand in case of any medical emergencies.
The funds raised will go to assisting children at the Baan Jing Jai Home and the Anti Human Trafficking and Child Abuse Center. (ATCC).
Returning sponsors this year are Pattaya Self Storage, PMG Shipyard, Riviera Group, Pattaya Mail, Sophon Cable, August Restaurant, Homerly, Home & Pool, Thai Garden Resort, and Jan von Koss.
This year there will be prizes for the most colourful, best fancy dress, biggest group, youngest and oldest runner, and will once again have Rose as the great MC.
Registration cost is 500 baht per person, includes a t-shirt, a satchel a bottle of water and 2 pouches of colour.
Registration is already well underway and can be done via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenOrangeTour
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Last minute registration can also be done at the registration tent on Sunday February 26, 2023 from 6.30 a.m onwards. The race begins at 8 a.m.