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Today (Saturday, December 9), around 1,200 people came together to take part in Thanyapura’s annual Colour Fun Run. Runners were both local and international, with many travelling to Thailand specifically to take part in the event.

The event celebrates fitness for fun; there are no winners in the Colour Fun Run, and people from all ages and abilities are invited to take part. The run took place at Saphan Hin, Phuket Town today. There were 3 distance options for runners: 1km, 2km and 5km. The races began at 6am. All runners were given sunglasses before starting, and a medal and t-shirt after finishing.

Participants ran past colour stations as they made their way through the course, and each individual crossed the finish line covered in bright, vibrant coloured powders. Each runner was also equipped with a bag of coloured powder, and was encouraged to hurl it on others as they ran past.

This year’s Colour Fun Run kicked off the 2017 Phukethon. For the first time ever, it takes place in Thailand welcoming runners from around the world in the spirit of promoting sports tourism.

Phukethon is certified by the Athletics Association of Thailand, the Asian Athletics Association and International Association of Athletics Federations. With many activities taking place; from fun runs to full marathons; a recruitment program; more than 80 sports brands represented and a music and food festival, Phukethon brings the vibrant world of sports and fitness into Phuket’s spotlight.

- Tanutam Thawan