Color Run 2013 Hits Perth (Photo Essay)

February 21, 2013 Updated: March 4, 2013
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Color Run 2013 hit Perth City with an explosion of fun and color! (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)

On the 17th of February 2013 Color Run, a 5k run where participants are covered head to toe in colored powders just for fun, took over Langley Park, Perth, Western Australia. More than 10,000 people come through the gates for a morning of colorful festivities. 

As a photographer, Color Run was no easy feat to capture. The powder was extremely tiny and everywhere, the action is fast and with little time to line up a shot, you have to always think on your feet and go with instinct and all while trying to avoid damage to your camera.

I am a strong believer in the idea of a photographer not only to capturing life but participating as well. So like everyone with $5000 worth of photographic gear hanging off their bodies and thousands of color-covered masses storming at them, I dove right in.

The intensity of the run was awesome and the spirit even better. People where running to raise money for charity or to have a good time with friends and family. The Color Run staff also embodied this high energy and positive outlook that started off at 10 on the Richter scale and finish at 11 by days end.

My camera may never thank me for the battering it took and I am still digging out colored granules, but a story is best told from first-hand experience. I hope you enjoy my images and wish my camera’s sensor some luck.

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Participants head towards the Color Run start line back dropped by the Perth city skyline, Western Australia. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)
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An announcer addresses the crowd just before the first wave of 1000 is set off to recolor their Sunday whites. (Daniel Craig/Epoch Times)
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Participants crash through the "Blue Station" the first stop of the Color Run. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)
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A man in a colorful head piece leaps as he is covered in orange powder. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)
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(Left) Orange powder filled the morning air in Perth, Western Australia. (Right) A participant revels in the color and sun. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)
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A photographer braves the powder and crowds to get that great shot. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)
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A woman smiles at the camera as she runs on to the finish line. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)
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(Left) An explosion of yellow powder surprises two girls. (Right) People running very rarely avoided the powder and often ran head first into it. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)
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Thousands of people celebrate the end of Color Run Perth 2013. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)
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Thousands simultaneously throw red powder into the air. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)