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Jozi gets all pretty for the most colourful festival of the year!

2015-09-14 07:24

Johannesburg -  Capitec Bank, headline sponsor of The Color Run in South Africa, has announced that it will add even more colour to the festivities in Johannesburg on 20 September this year.

To spread happiness throughout the city, well-known local artist Crystal Birch has been commissioned to create a giant, colourful Macau parrot at the entrance to the Neighbourgoods Market in, Braamfontein.

Jozi residents have been eagerly awaiting the “happiest 5km on the planet”, which will take place from Roosevelt High School near Emmarentia Dam.

The Color Run is an un-timed race in which thousands of participants, or Color Runners, are doused from head to toe in different colours at each kilometre.

“Capitec Bank, like The Color Run, believes in health, happiness, individuality, freedom of expression, living life in technicolour, having fun and being YOU,” says Charl Nel, head of communications at Capitec Bank.  

“At Capitec Bank we encourage equality and respect of different individuals, which is why we have one banking solution & service offering that every client is able to access.”

He says that, to add a fun element and bring some colour to a grey space in Johannesburg, Birch will create a series of small Macau Parrots, using a style called ‘wheat paste,’ leading you to the entrance of the market where the large parrot will be revealed. One wing of the parrot will arch across the archway across to the opposite wall in colourful strips of colour.

All the deets for the Jozi Color Run:

It takes place on Sunday, 20 September at Roosevelt High School, Emmarentia Dam. The event kicks off at 10:00 (but be ready to go at 09:00).

The tickets cost R250 and include: An awesome 2015 Color Run official runners T-shirt.  A styling 80’s headband. R200 voucher for Takealot.com.  R200 voucher for Superbalist.com. 1 bag of colour powder to throw at the festival zone. Temporary happy tattoo x2.  Race number (and pins!).  Entry to The Finish Festival.

Get your tickets here.

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This article is sponsored by the Capitec Colour Run.

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