Whirlwind colour run headed for Hobart

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The historic city of Hobart will be bursting with colour when the famous Swisse Colour Run sweeps through the town in 2014!

The five-kilometre colour run is billed as the "happiest 5k on the planet", with the event taking off in the U.S. last year and set to sweep across Asia, Europe, South America, Australia and New Zealand from 2013.

This unique paint race requires all participants to gather at the starting line in white t-shirts, where they will then set off on a fun journey getting pelted with various coloured powders.

The untimed colour run celebrates "healthiness, happiness, individuality, and giving back to the community" – so don't miss out on this anticipated event when it rolls into Tasmania!

An official race date for the Colour Run 5K Hobart hasn't been confirmed yet, but you can keep updated with the latest news and developments by providing your details on the Colour Run website.

At least 7,500 entries are expected in Hobart, said Colour Run spokeswoman Ashlee Munting (via The Mercury), with plans for up to 10,000, awaiting the council's approval.

The Gold Coast hosted their first colour run over the weekend (June 2), with the sold-out event attracting more than 11,000 keen runners.

"The atmosphere on the track was really relaxed and we hopped, skipped and jumped our way to the end," Brisbane resident Seb Robbins said via Gold Coast News.

Colour Run Australia's national event manager Luke Hannan added that the colour is a "tool" for people to lose their inhibitions, enjoying a "completely new element" of themselves.

Participants have the option of racing solo or forming a 'Colour Team' of four or more members.

The Colour Run is for everyone, regardless of fitness ability, age, shape and size – make sure to get in quick when registrations become available so that you don't miss out on the race of the year!

Colour Run screenshot from the Australian Colour Run site

Photographers should note that dyes common to this event (when thrown) may cause a hazard to equipment.

Warm Up at the Sydney Event - Colour Run screenshot from the Australian Colour Run site

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