CALAIS, FRANCE, April 8, 2013 (La Voix du Nord): In agreement with the City of Calais, the Opal Coast Trail organization will launch a new race called Holi Run on May 19 in Calais. The concept is quite simple: as the runners reach every succeeding kilometer mark, they'll pass through coloring areas where colored starch powder color is projected on to them. Green, red, yellow, orange, they will see all the colors during their run.
To participate in this race, some conditions must be met: "The participants need to be in good mood, able to walk or run, be dressed in white at the beginning, wear eye protection and especially be the most colorful possible at the finish line! The goal is to have fun with family or friends!"
Like many celebrations in India, Holi originated in Hindu mythology that celebrates spring, hope and fruitful harvest of fertile land. Indians, dressed in white, throw colored powder or colored water at this event. These pigments have a specific meaning: green for harmony, orange for optimism, blue for vitality and red for joy and love. For a while now the Holi festival of colors has been emulated in Europe and is now turned into a race. Thus the Holi Run arrives for the first time in our country, a national first!
Holi Run is open to all athletes, competitors or non runners, hikers and walkers who want to experience a unique and colorful event! Participants can choose between the 10 km or 5 km or a timed 5 km free style by hiking and enjoying the journey! At all kilometers, participants will cross areas where the organizers will throw colored starch powder on the competitors! (The colored powder is 100% natural).