The Color Run has signed F45, billed as ‘the world’s fastest growing functional training network’, as the Presenting Partner of its 2018 London event, which takes place on Sunday 8 July. IMG, which organises the event, has also penned deals with JBL as Official Audio Electronics Sponsor, and NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) as its Official Charity Partner.
F45 offers ‘Big Box’ gyms to sport-specific training studios, focusing on varying training styles to reach an individual’s health and fitness goals. The F45 Athletics and Peak Performance Department create 45-minute workouts from a database of over 3,000 different exercises.
As part of their new partnership, F45 will be launching its ‘F45 Playoffs’ in London for the first time at The Color Run. The fitness test consisting of 10 stations, with 45 seconds’ work and 15 seconds’ rest will be available for anyone to try, from 09:00 GMT in the Sponsor Activation Village. Participants can register for limited spaces prior to the event at f45playoffs.com.
Marc Webster, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, EMEA Mass Participation & Operations, at IMG said “With F45 being at the heart of fitness, we are delighted to be joining forces with such a high-profile organisation for The Color Run next month. We are also excited that JBL and NSPCC will be joining us for our sixth edition of The Color Run.
“The Color Run celebrates healthiness, happiness, and individuality, which is clearly shown across all partners, and we are looking forward to what will be a spectacular event.”
Rob Deutsch, F45 Training Founder and CEO, F45, said “We are extremely excited to partner with The Color Run and bring the F45 Playoffs to the UK for the first time ever! As a new fitness franchise to the UK, we identified The Color Run as the perfect platform to not only launch our F45 Playoff concept in the UK, but also promote our extensive list of franchise locations throughout the UK.
“Over the last three years, the F45 Playoffs has increased its standing as the ultimate international fitness test – challenging some of the fittest athletes across the world and we can’t wait to see what talent the UK has to offer.”
He continued, “The F45 Playoffs are designed to provide a benchmark for participant’s personal fitness goals and is open to people of all fitness levels.”
Founded in 1946, new Color Run London Official Audio Electronics Sponsor JBL is an American company that manufactures premium loudspeakers and associated electronics, such as wireless bluetooth speakers, Android & iOS headphones, soundbars, subwoofers and more. The new partnership with The Color Run comes as JBL celebrated the launch of its new product range in May, which will be debuted at the Color Run London Finish Festival.
Nadin Mulder, JBL’s Director Customer Marketing Programs, EMEA, commented “We are ecstatic to be a sponsor of The Color Run 2018. The Color Run celebrates healthiness and happiness, which perfectly matches JBL’s brand vision as innovator and leader in the technology and audio market. JBL stands for the best sound quality you can get wherever you are. With the launch of JBL Endurance headphones, participants can run, walk or dance their way through The Color Run.”
NSPCC, the charity campaigning and working in child protection returns as the event’s Official Charity Partner for the fourth year running. Other partners for this year’s event include Skinny Brands, as the event’s Official Celebrations Sponsor, Vita Coco, as the Official Coconut Water Sponsor, The Protein Ball Co, as new event partner, and Austrian Organic cereal brand, Verival as the Official Cereal partner.
The Color Run, dubbed as ‘The Happiest 5k on the Planet’, is returning to London for its sixth edition on Sunday 8 July at Wembley Park. Thousands of Color Runners will make their way round the 5k course, doused in coloured powder at every kilometre, before celebrating with friends and family at the Finish Festival.