HIGH school buddies Kianni Joiner, Bliss Hunter and Lara Cordwell's ecstatic expressions beamed through a multi-coloured mist as they danced to celebrate the end of their second Color Run.

The girls, aged 13, 12 and 13 respectively, were front and centre on the makeshift dance floor for a coloured powder explosion set to thumping music.

More than 5000 people registered for this morning's event at Sunshine Coast Stadium and while the weather wasn't perfect, a good proportion of the expected crowd showed up.

They ran and walked the 5km course through colour zones where they were pelted with powdered fluorescents.

It was the third time the Coast had hosted the event.

Kianni, Bliss and Lara, who all attend Maroochydore State High School, were thrilled with their experience.

"I just think it has a good vibe to it and it is something to do with friends," Bliss said.

"I think it is something good for the Sunshine Coast because we don't have much here unless you travel to Brisbane."

Color Run general manager Luke Hannan said about 30 Sunshine Coast contract staff had been employed to help the 10 full time Color Run staff set up the event.

"We've got thousands of people, whether they be holiday-makers or residents of the Sunshine Coast down here today," Mr Hannan said.

He was happy with crowd numbers despite the cloudy and some times raining whether.

"It was always going to be a hot day, we thought, so I think there is a little bit of a blessing in disguise."

He said the Sunshine Coast was the favourite venue for his company, which hosted runs around Australia.

"We are talking about moving the company up to the Sunshine Coast (because) it is so fantastic."

The music continued for a few hours after the run until the event finished up about 11.30am.


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