BANGKOK — The annual Color Run is back to paint Makkasan with happiness and healthiness under the hot April sun, six months after it was postponed.

To celebrate its fifth year as the “Happiest 5K on the Planet,” Color Run Thailand is now open to registration. Whether you go solo or with friends, the run will bathe participants in a tropical array of colors and island scents.

Runners can dance toward the finish line to the beat of booming music – and more colors.

A commercial event, The Color Run started in March 2011 in the United States and has become popular worldwide, with events held in more than 40 countries.

Regular tickets are 800 baht. VIP tickets go for 1,000 baht and come with glasses and color powder. Group entry tickets (four people) are available for 3,000 baht. Those interested can sign up online.

Two races will be held. Gates open at 2:30pm and the runs start at 4pm on April 1 and 2 at Airport Rail Link Makkasan.