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Locals participate in the Moscow Color Run 2017 to celebrate health

THE ASIAN AGE

Published : Jun 15, 2017, 1:42 pm IST
Updated : Jun 23, 2017, 3:32 pm IST
  • The Color run is an event series and five kilometre paint race conducted so that people can run without worrying about winning and more to celebrate a healthy life. (Photo: AFP)
    The Color run is an event series and five kilometre paint race conducted so that people can run without worrying about winning and more to celebrate a healthy life. (Photo: AFP)
  • Runners covered in coloured powder celebrate after taking part in the 2017 Color Run at the Luzhniki Olympic Complex in Moscow. (Photo:AFP)
    Runners covered in coloured powder celebrate after taking part in the 2017 Color Run at the Luzhniki Olympic Complex in Moscow. (Photo:AFP)
  • The event is inspired by the Hindu festival of Holi, as well as day-glow events, such as Disney’s World of Color. (Photo: AFP)
    The event is inspired by the Hindu festival of Holi, as well as day-glow events, such as Disney’s World of Color. (Photo: AFP)
  • A boy rides his bicycle over red powder during the run. (Photo:AFP)
    A boy rides his bicycle over red powder during the run. (Photo:AFP)
  • The untimed event has no prizes, but runners are showered with colored powder, made of food-grade corn starch, at stations along the run. ((Photo:AFP)
    The untimed event has no prizes, but runners are showered with colored powder, made of food-grade corn starch, at stations along the run. ((Photo:AFP)
  • The run was founded by Utah, USA native and event producer Travis Snyder, in an effort to encourage professionals and beginners to run together for fun and to promote healthiness and happiness. (Photo: AFP)
    The run was founded by Utah, USA native and event producer Travis Snyder, in an effort to encourage professionals and beginners to run together for fun and to promote healthiness and happiness. (Photo: AFP)
  • Participants compete in the 5 km race during the Colour Run 2017. (Photo: AFP)
    Participants compete in the 5 km race during the Colour Run 2017. (Photo: AFP)
  • More than 7,000 runners participate in the run and the number of participants is increasing every year. (Photo: AFP)
    More than 7,000 runners participate in the run and the number of participants is increasing every year. (Photo: AFP)

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