Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth

  December 9  |  The People's Port  

The Color Run is coming!

Tickets available now online, in town & via EFT

The Carnival Tour 2018

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The Carnival Tour is Here!

We have so many surprises in store for you! Grab your besties and spread the word because tickets will go fast!

We can’t wait to see you! Below is all the information you will need to be ready for race day. Grab your tutus, your friends, and your running shoes and we’ll see you at the start line!

Event Address

Port of Port Elizabeth
(Nelson Mandela Bay Yacht Club side)

For the first time ever, The Color Run will be holding an event in a working port. Get ready to make history as we bring the #Happiest5k town.

Check-In Party


Nelson Mandela Bay Yacht Club
Port of Port Elizabeth

Friday 07 Dec: 10:00 – 19:00
Saturday 08 Dec: 09:00 – 17:00

Festival Zone
Port of Port Elizabeth (Nelson Mandela Bay Yacht Club side)

Sunday 09 Dec: 08:00 – 10:00


All registered Color Runners must collect their participation pack (this includes the official 2018 event shirt, headband, powder, temp’ tattoo and race number and more) before the event date.

We’ll have a full shop at the collection point selling all our awesome TCR goodies.

Remember to bring your ID as proof of your registration and the barcoded ticket / purchase receipt printed out or on your phone so we can scan you in.

Picking up for a friend?
Easy, just bring along all the barcoded tickets / confirmation email QR code either printed out on your phone so we can scan them. We’ll also need a copy of the ID of the person who bought the tickets (just in case there is an issue).

Start Window

All Color Runners get ready in the start chute at 9:45am, start gun goes off at 10am to start The Happiest 5km in the Nelson Mandela Bay!

Each batch starts 3 minutes apart and you’ll head off in each batch with approximately 500 new friends. It takes 1-2 hours to run or walk the route and then into the festival zone where you will enjoy music from awesome DJ’s, local acts, best-dressed competitions, food and drink and you guessed it, more color!

Event Guide

#PE Can you feel the excitement building??? It’s almost time and you need your Runners Handbook to make sure you have all the knowledge for the #Happiest5k. We’ve got hints, tips, info on collections and all the fun that is going down.

We’ve just emailed your Runners Handbook over to all registered email addresses. If if it’s not sitting in your inbox then check your spam and junk folders or the ‘Promotions’ tab in Gmail. Also if your email isn’t registered with us then ask your team leader for a copy or download it here.

If you want to download it directly then here is the link:



Course Map

Charity Highlight

The Color Run South Africa raised over R500,000 in 2017 for local causes and educational based initiatives in the areas we visit. We’re looking to increase that in 2018!

We’ve been about doing good and having fun ever since we started! As a for-profit event management company, we love the opportunity we have to partner with charities to help shine a light on their amazing work within society and highlight the causes they stand for. Last year we raised over R500,000 with Capitec Bank to help grow education initiatives in the areas we visited.

This year we’re calling on all runners to help raise funds for  some amazing charities who work tirelessly in our communities each and every day. To set up a campaign on BackaBuddy just:

– Fill in this form

– Select your benefiting charity

– Receive your campaign link

– Share with your friends and family and ask them to support you!

Its super easy to make a positive impact!


Your Ticket includes
• We’re bringing the bling for you this year with our 1st ever Finishers medal! Cross the line and the bragging rights are yours.
• Our 2018 headband ready to save you from SHS (sweaty head syndrome)
• The all new 2018 Carnival Tour official runners t-shirt
• Your very own bag of color powder to go clownin’ around with at our festival zone
• Temporary happy tattoo
• Race number (and pins!)
• Entry to The Finish Festival and more!

Ticket Prices

 Until 8 December
– Teams of 4+ Runners: R245pp
– Solos, couples and 3somes: R270pp
– Kids 2 – 12: R50*
– Under 2’s: Free

Tickets on the Day
– All full tickets: R300
– Kids 2 – 12: R50*
– Under 2’s: Free

Ticket Purchase

Tickets can be bought online with a valid credit card, debit card or InstantEFT via the ticketing page of this site from 05 October.

EFT Transfer:

Don’t want to purchase online? Not a problem! We’ve got you covered. We’ve just launched InstantEFT in our online booking system for simple, hassle free instant EFT booking. Just follow the instructions and you can purchase via EFT. If you need to do manual EFT or Cash Deposit please contact TixSA who will guide you through the process.

For all ticketing issues and problems please contact our ticketing partner, TixSA, on support@tixsa.co.za

Manual Entries 

Manual Entry points are open.  Head down for solo, team and kids entries. Once collections are underway all tickets are available at the venue only. No flash sales, specials or collections will be available from these stores. Please allow 5 working days for tickets to be processed and emailed.

Sportsman’s Warehouse
Moffett Retail Park, 643 William Moffett Expy, Fairview, Port Elizabeth, 6001

Brian Band Sport
296 Cape Rd, Newton Park, Port Elizabeth, 6045

News Café
1 Marine Dr, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, 6001

Limited secure parking will be provided @ the event. You’ll find all the parking information in your Runners Handbook which will be emailed to you in the lead up to the event.

Please contact us on hello@thecolorrun.co.za if you require disabled parking or have other special needs in this regard.

Other Q’s

If you have bought a Hyperli ticket then you need register online before the event to get your ticket. Individuals will need to fill out the online registration in order to register for the event
Go to out ticketing page or www.tixsa.co.za

Each ticket from Hyperli needs to be registered individually. 

• Select ‘1‘ from the “The Color Run EntryTicket”
• Click “register”
• Select your Delivery Option (there is an additional fee for “Print at Home”) – rather choose the receipt option @ no charge.
• Enter your VOUCHER CODE where it says “enter coupon code here…”
• When you see that the coupon code is accepted, click “Checkout”
• Enter in all of your details and finish the order.
• Please make sure that your email address is correct.

NOTE: Only one code per user per ticket. The system will not allow multiple codes or multiple tickets on one code.

Changes to children entry.

Due to circumstances we have had to change the process for children’s entries. All children under 2 still come for free but entry for children 2 – 12 will have an entry cover charge of R50 per child. Tickets for all child entries must be booked at the same time as adults. T&C’s apply.

Only full individual & team ticket holders get the event Runners Pack and all runners under 12 need to be registered at Race Pack Pick Up and collect / display their official safety wristband completed with their name and their guardians contact details. Hit us up on Facebook or drop us a line on hello@thecolorrun.co.za and we’ll get back to you asap. We’ll be posting FAQ’s here as we go along. Entry fee covers the run, the finish festival and finishers medal (if run is completed). T&C’s apply.

Don’t forget to tell the world that you’re running the Carnival Tour by using #ColorRunSA  #Happiest5K #MoreClowning on FB and Twitter!

WOW! I cannot wait until The Color Run comes back to my city. It was seriously the best day. My friends and I had a blast.
My favorite part was the party at the finish line that had super cool photo ops, live music and even free selfie printers! Thanks Capitec!
Can't wait to see what they have up their sleeves for this year. My friends and I had so much fun last year. We love TCR!
Super excited about the Superhero Tour. I'm running for my papa, he was a hero to me! I'll be raising fund for cancer research.
The Color Run is one of the funnest things my family and I have ever done. Very family friendly and totally awesome!