Today I finally completed a 'London Bucket List' item - the 5km Color Run in beachside Brighton. This has been high on my radar for many years, ever since I attended my first HOLI Festival of Colours back in the summer of 2013. In this post, I'll compare both the run and the festival, giving you the lowdown on the pros, cons, and some tips for each.
Holi Festival of Colour vs. The Color Run
HOLI Festival of Colours
A literal splash of colour! Mix loud music, with flowing alcohol and add in a little...actually no, a LOT, of colour powder. The result? A whole lot of dirty, drunk maniacs who truly believe they can dance. At least they're colourful!
A bit of background. The HOLI Festival is one of the most famous Hindi celebrations in India. This festival last for two days and begins on the Purnima (Full Moon Day) falling somewhere between the end of February and the middle of March. It's the festival of colour and love - celebrating the beginning of spring and the victory of good vs evil.
HOLI Festival was brought to Europe by Jasper Hellmann after experiencing a HOLI Festival in India. The first European HOLI event was held in Berlin and has since spread to many countries worldwide including England, South Africa, and Austria.
Having been twice to the London HOLI Festival, below you will find some of the pros, cons, and general tips for this event.
London HOLI Festival - Before and After
Once white white tinged green by blue powder An important investment for Holi Festival
The Color Run
A fun, family-friendly 5km run, that took place this year in both London and Brighton. This time, we mix some positive attitudes, with some popular dance tunes, and a decent amount of sweat. The result? Some sweaty, slightly dirty, stinky people. Ah, exercise!
Your entry into the Color Run (around £15) goes towards supporting the NSPCC - who help children in need get their lives back on track.
Exercising for a good cause has never felt better! Below, you will find some of the pros, cons and general tips for this event.
The Color Run - Before and After
The Colour Run - The Happiest 5k on the Planet
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