Over 2,000 people, including many foreigners, were sprayed with colored powder all over their bodies during a fun-packed, India-inspired race in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday.
The event, “Color Me Run,” took place from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Truong Van Bang Street in District 2.
Groups of participants, mostly youngsters, jogged or ran excitedly on a five-kilometer track and playfully sprinkled one another with the colored powder or dabbed the harmless substance on their friends’ faces at the end of each of the five legs. Some were even seen lying prostrate on the street at the “mercy” of the powder sprayers.
Covered with the flamboyant powder from head to toe, they reached the destination in the bouncy rock music.
Those whose faces and white shirts were the most smeared won the race and received roaring applause.
Two similar colorful events are scheduled to run from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm on June 27 in Da Nang and in September in Hanoi.
Inspired from the Holi Festival, a hugely popular event in India, the “Color Me Run” race is organized annually in many countries, including Vietnam.
The race attracted 6,853 participants in its debut edition, which was held in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City in May last year.
Tuoi Tre News presented some photos which capture locals and expats having a fabulous time during the Saturday event.