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Those who love to run would prob­a­bly want some­thing more fun than a fun run. Color Manila or­ga­niz­ers knew this and so they color the fun, an in­di­ca­tion of a healthy life­style that need not be bor­ing at all.

Color Manila has been the talk of the town since it posted an an­nounce­ment that it will be com­ing to Davao City. Last Oc­to­ber 28, 2018, hun­dreds of Dabawenyos and other run­ners from the neigh­bor­ing city gath­ered at the Croc­o­dile Park to join the fun in the Color Manila Chal­lenge Davao event.

In their web­site, Color Manila promised less run, more ob­sta­cles and ul­ti­mate fun.

“Run, skip, hop, slide, and crawl your way through ob­sta­cles while wrapped in colors at CM Chal­lenge Davao, be­cause your Sun­day should be way more than just stay­ing in bed or strolling at the mall,” stated in the Color Manila web­site to en­cour­age more Dabawenyos to join.

The race dis­tances were 3K, 5K and 10K run.

The event also gave the par­tic­i­pants three ma­jor ob­sta­cles, namely, the Slide with Pride, Wreck it Ball, Bounce Bounce Baby were par­tic­i­pants have to go through to get the medal. The race was de­signed so that run­ners take manda­tory stops at “color sta­tions” to play with colors and ac­tiv­i­ties within the area.

It could be re­mem­bered that Color Manila can­celled the event last Au­gust which some­how dis­ap­pointed some 1,500 run­ners. The event or­ga­niz­ers ex­plained that the sup­pli­ers of medals, ob­sta­cles and color patches still did not ar­rive, hence the can­cel­la­tion.

Re­gard­less of what hap­pened, Color Manila Chal­lenged Davao tried to give a run that was not meant to be raced. The goal was to en­joy and to have fun in each ob­sta­cle that will block the way to the fin­ish line.

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