Over 5,000 people, including foreigners, will be splashed with coloured powder during the “Colour Me Run”, the most colourful running event in Vietnam, set to be held in the central coastal city of Da Nang on June 27.

Groups of participants will jog or run a five-kilometre race, starting from Phan Dang Luu Street, and be doused head to toe in different colours at each kilometre marker. The destination will feature an ebullient music festival.

Themed “We will be united”, the event aims to create a new fun fitness trend, serving as a place to share joyful moments with families and friends.

The “Colour Me Run” was inspired by the Holi Festival from India and has become an annual event in numerous countries worldwide.

The event was held earlier in Ho Chi Minh City on April 11 with the participation of over 2,000 people. The same event is scheduled to take place in Hanoi in September.

The organising board expects the “Colour Me Run” will be held in Vietnam every year, making contributions to the image of Vietnam as an active country.-VNA