Charity Run to Color Lumpini Park

Runners throw colored powder into the air at the finish line at the 2014 ‘color run’ in Bangkok’s Lumpini Park. Photo: Colour Miles for Smiles / Facebook

BANGKOK — Lumpini Park will be awash with color for an annual charity run Saturday.

Instead of a sweat-soaked day run, Colour Miles for Smiles returns for its fourth year for a 5-kilometer charity race to take place in the evening so the bodies and smiles of racers can literally glow under its “neon” theme.

The charity race will start just before sunset at the Entertainment Building on the park’s east side. Runners will race through routes in the park while throwing photoluminescent powder at the finish line together. That powder is said to be nontoxic. Its flammability was not mentioned.


Registration opens along with games, food and drinks between 3:30pm to 5pm before the run starts at 5:30pm.


Photo: Operation Smile Foundation / Courtesy



Organized by a group of 10 international schools such as Bangkok Patana School, International School Bangkok, NIST International School and others, all funds from the event will go to Operation Smile Thailand, which provides treatment to children born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial abnormalities.

More than 3,000 runners participated last year and over 1.5 million baht was raised, according to the foundation.

Admission is 800 baht and includes a T-shirt, waterproof bag, wristband, glow stick and glow powder. Apply online.