Win a place in Sunderland’s Color Run

Belfast, United Kingdon - August 24 : Runners take part during the Color Run on August 24, 2013 in Belfast. Known as the happiest 5km on the planet, runners of all shapes sizes and speeds wearing white clothing that is a blank canvas for the kaleidoscope of colours they encounter around The  Colour Run Course. At each kilometer a different colour of powder is thrown in the air with the runners becoming a constantly evolving artwork. At the end of the course runners are greeted by The Colour Festival where the air is filled with music and stunning colour powder bursts creating a vibrant party atmosphere. (Photo Carrie Davenport/Getty Images for Dulux)

Belfast, United Kingdon - August 24 : Runners take part during the Color Run on August 24, 2013 in Belfast. Known as the happiest 5km on the planet, runners of all shapes sizes and speeds wearing white clothing that is a blank canvas for the kaleidoscope of colours they encounter around The Colour Run Course. At each kilometer a different colour of powder is thrown in the air with the runners becoming a constantly evolving artwork. At the end of the course runners are greeted by The Colour Festival where the air is filled with music and stunning colour powder bursts creating a vibrant party atmosphere. (Photo Carrie Davenport/Getty Images for Dulux)

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ARE you ready for your colours to run?

One Sunderland Echo reader is being given the chance to win a free place to take part in Sunderland’s first Color Run this summer.

The event, where participants can run, jog, dance or walk their way around the 5K course while being showered with coloured powder, will take place in Sunderland, and the North East, for the very first time on Sunday, July 20.

DJs will entertain crowds in a Color Festival Area after the finish line, where revellers will throw more coloured powder every 15 minutes to welcome new finishers in.

So far, Sunderland’s Color Run is the second fastest selling after London, with 40 per cent of the spaces having sold within hours of going on sale on February 7.

About 6,000 people are expected to take part in the event in the summer, which is known as the Happiest 5K on the Planet, and nearly all the places have now nearly sold out.

Chris Alexander, chief operating officer of events company Sunderland Live, which is helping to bring The Color Run to Wearside, said: “The Color Run has received a fantastic amount of publicity already, and we’re delighted to be able to offer a space to a Sunderland Echo reader.

“It’s going to be a brilliant day, and we’re really looking forward to colouring the city.”

The family-friendly run has its roots in the Hindu Holi Festival, often known as the festival of love and colour, and promotes health and happiness.

The vibrant powder people are doused with as they make their way along the course is made from 100 per cent natural and safe cornstarch.

Runners wear white T-shirts to start the route, which is yet to be announced, and the only rule is that you have to be covered in powder at the end.

Tickets for The Color Run cost £25 plus p&p or teams can enter from £23 plus p&p.

l For a chance to win the free place, answer this question:

How far is The Color Run? a) 3km, b)10km, c) 5km, d) 21km.

Text SEC COLOR along with your answer (a, b, c or d) plus your name and address (max 160 characters) and send to 61500.

Texts cost 50p plus standard network rates. This will be charged to your mobile phone bill. Lines close at midnight Thursday, March 13. Entries received after the closing date will not be counted, but may still be charged.

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