Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


The Color Run for the benefit of UNICEF


What is The Color Run?
The Color Run is one of the largest event series in the United States and is the original paint race. The Color Run is a 5-kilometer event where participants are showered in colorful powder at each kilometer. At the end of the event, there is a “Finish Festival”, where there is music, dancing and all of the participants participate in giant color throws. It is also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, and individuality. Now the largest running series in the world, The Color Run has been experienced by over 6 million runners worldwide in 35+ countries.
What is The Color Run for the benefit of UNICEF?
The Color Run Dream World Tour for the benefit of UNICEF is a fundraising campaign presented by Dream Machine in partnership with Runrio Events, Inc. and UNICEF Philippines. This is the first time that The Color Run will be held in the Philippines.


Event Details:
Event Date: September 3, 2017
Event Venue: Mall of Asia Concert Ground
Event Time: 5:00 AM – 9:00 AM


How can I register?
For online registration, please visit or
When can I register?
Online registration is from July 15, 2017 until August 28, 2017
How much are the registration fees?
500 meter dash – P350
5km standard – P850
5km deluxe – P 1,050
For online registration, additional fees will apply.
Web admin fee: additional P50
Registration Fee
Additional Fees
Total Amount
500 meter dash
Php 350
Web Admin Fee: P50
Php 400
5km standard
Php 850
Web Admin Fee : P50
Php 900
5km deluxe
Php 1,050
Web Admin Fee : P50
Php 1,100
 Can I still register even if I don’t have a credit card?
 Yes, runners have an option to pay cash thru Dragonpay (bayad centers, bank deposits/transfer, etc.).  They just need to follow the instructions below:
  1. Select “Over-the-counter” payment option and choose where to pay on the list provided.
  2. Confirm the details and an email will be sent to you with instructions on how to deposit payment.
  3. Complete the over the counter payment and keep the receipt.
  4. Open the email received and click the link to confirm the payment has been made.
  5. You will receive a confirmation email within 2 business days, if they payment was completed.


Is there a discount local government staff, students or senior citizens?
There are no discounts offered since this is a fundraising event.


 Who can participate?
Children 12 y.o. and below may join the 500m dash.
Anyone can join the 5km run.  There is no age limit.


What are the inclusions of the registration fee?
  • 500 meter dash for kids – Shirt, Race Bib, Headband, Temporary Tattoo, Color Packet
5km standard – Shirt, Race Bib, Headband, Temporary Tattoo, Color Packet
5km deluxe – Shirt, Race Bib, Headband, Temporary Tattoo, Color Packet, Runicorn medal, Shades, Knee high socks, Runicorn Keychain (Priority queue at the Race Pack Collection and Start Line   
 Note: 5km runners will receive medal at the finish line.


What is the time of Gun Start?
For 500 meter dash, the gun start is at 5:45 AM
For 5km, the gun start is at 6:05 AM


 How do I claim my race kit?
For delivery, race kits will be delivered on or before August 30 to the address indicated in your registration form.
For pick up, race kits can be claimed from August 31 to September 2 from 10 AM to 8 PM at the South Pavillion, Level 2 Entertainment Mall (in front of new Cabalen) SM Mall of Asia.


 How does the shirt look like?
What are the sizes available? (first come, first served basis)

May I see the race route?
 Kindly visit our official website for the race route.


 Information on the color packet—what is it made of, is it allergy-free and safe for children and adults, etc. 
The color powder used at The Color Run event is all certified non-toxic and free of any heavy metals. Our bright colors are a combination of cornstarch, baking soda, and FD&C dyes. As with any substance, you want to keep it out of your eyes and our certified color throwers make sure to aim low as you pass by. Some Color Runners opt to wear glasses or goggles for their eyes and use a bandana or dust mask for their mouths.


Will the color powders stain my running shoes, etc.?
The color does mostly wash out after the event. As with anything dirty, the sooner you wash it the better. We suggest wearing items that you wouldn’t mind getting colorful.


When do I use the color powders—during the race or after the race? How many packets are given to each person who registers?
At the Finish Festival, the crowd will be involved in a color throw every 15 minutes to welcome new runners coming in. We provide one packet of color for each runner as you cross the finish line.


Are dogs/pets allowed?
For the safety of our runners and animal friends, we do not allow animals at any of our races.


Baggage counter and parking system
The baggage counter will be available for all participants. We discourage bringing and keeping any valuable or important item during race day, the organizer will not be held responsible for any lost items.
Parking will be available at Mall of Asia complex for all participants. Parking locations to be confirmed.


Should I have other concerns, how do I contact you?
 Call the RUNRIO hotline at 463-4813 (Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM). Email us at
Or visit our website www.runrio/thecolorrunph or
For corporate packages, kindly contact Vismark Peñada, Registration Secretariat at 463-4813.


Love The Color Run!!!!!!! The most fun you'll ever have "running"!!!
Two words. Unicorn Medal. I am already registered!
The Color Run is when fantasy becomes reality. Dreams will come true.
2017 is going to be even more fun than before! I can't wait until The Color Run hits my city!
I had a blast playing in the foam with my kids - I may have been more excited than they were!