Paris doused in colour for ‘world’s happiest run’

Paris doused in colour for 'world's happiest run'
Crowds doused in coloured powder near the Eiffel Tower. Photo: AFP
An estimated 20,000 people took part in the second edition of the Paris Color Run on Sunday, that left both the runners and the city itself doused in pinks, blues, and greens.

The Paris Color Run saw tens of thousands of participants caked in colored powder run through the heart of the French capital on Sunday.

The five kilometre run, which began at the Hotel de Ville and ended at the Trocadero near the Eiffel Tower, saw runners covered in different coloured powders at various points along the course.

 The money raised from the event supports les Petits Princes, a charity for hospitalized children.

It's no surprise the entrants appear to be enjoying themselves… the event is also known as "The Happiest 5k on the Planet". 
The event has two rules and they're simple:
1) Wear white at the starting line
2) Finished plastered in colour

The event runs in over 50 countries, and will also be held in French cities Nancy, on May 31st, and Marseilles on October 4th (more information here).


(Photos: AFP)


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