Granted, going for a run in the region (blame the heat) isn’t the most tempting offer we receive on a weekend – but when it’s for a good cause, we’re all for it.
And if you get to wear fancy dress and bright colours as well, that's even better, right? The Colour Run tour heads to the UAE again in November and this year the theme is Superhero. For those not aware of the global event, you run 5k - that's three miles. As you make your way around the course you become covered from head to toe in an array of coloured paint. Amazing.
This year, there are new elements (think photo areas and medals) and making a comeback is the Foam Zone (pretty self explanatory).
The Hero Tour also comes with a new participant kit, including a limited-edition Hero Tour race shirt, badge and hero cape. Deluxe Runners will receive all of this plus socks, sunglasses, a drawstring bag and VIP Parking.
The run, which describes itself as the ‘happiest 5k on the planet’, takes place on Saturday 10 November at the Dubai Autodrome. Limited early bird tickets are on sale now for Dhs150 and are available from colorrun.ae
The Colour Run has been experienced by over six million people worldwide and has donated a staggering Dhs18 million to charity since its inception in 2012.
So gather your squad members and sign up to be a superhero today.
Photos: Jason Lloyd-Evans and supplied