Monday, July 29, 2013

The Color Run

Last year I joined this lovely group of ladies in New Orleans. We planned this great girls weekend around a new and exciting race we had heard about. Not ones to turn down a fun "race-cation" as we call them (race+vacation...get it??) we packed up as much white clothing as we could and hit the road. Why white? Because.....

We were heading to run the "Happiest 5K on the Planet"!!! 

We were signed up to run The Color Run!!! If you haven't heard about The Color Run, there is a lot of great information here: Color Run™ is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality, and giving back to the community.

I had such a great time in New Orleans, and I am super excited to participate again closer to home. The Color Run will be in Mobile, Alabama on October 12, 2013! 

Basically, this race is a good time!! At packet pick-up you get an awesome shirt, bib number, and a packet of awesome colored powder. Why do you need colored powder?? Well, for this of course:

And this...

And that is only part of it!! The Color Run is the perfect opportunity to get a group of friends together for colorful fun. You may run solo, or sign up with 3 other people to form a team.  This isnt a relay race, but a race to be run together. This race is ideal for walkers, beginner runners, children, experienced runners, and anyone else you can think of. It is a 5K without the time pressure of a regular road race. There are no time clocks!! You can run through the course or walk with your friends. There is no wrong way to Color Run. Isn't that great?!?

Periodically (at each kilometer) throughout the course you will be doused with colored cornstarch powder. You will see these 4 stations ahead of time as the color rises into the skyline. Each station offers a new color to paint your body and clothes. The fun continues at the finish line with a gigantic “Color Festival,” using more colored powder to create happiness and lasting memories, not to mention millions of vivid color combinations. Trust me, this is the best post-5k party on the planet!

Want to see this in action? Check out this video showing what a blast The Color Run is!!

Now doesn't this make you want to participate in a Color Run?? Good news:  You can!!! There are tons of locations you can choose from. Check out this we page to see which location is closest to you

Want even more great news? Check out the picture below for a code to get $5 off of your registration (for any race that isn't sold out already). If you and your friends register in a team of 4 or more it is automatically $5 cheaper, you can then also use the promo code on top of that and save $10.00!! If you make a team, be sure to get your creative juices flowing to come up with a colorful team name. Hurry and sign up though, as these runs tend to sell out! 

With only two rules, the idea is easy to follow: Wear white at the starting line and finish plastered in color! 

Here is a photo of my group after we finished the 5K. We were about to be blasted with even more color at the after party! Remember I told you that a color packet is in you bib bag? Well, this is the time to use it. 

And another look at how colorful I was afterwards. I had such a great time!! I am ready for my next Color Run! This time my husband and children will be joining me at the Color Run in Mobile on October 12th. My boys are super excited about getting color bombed! Why don't you use the discount code provided above and sign up too? The course will go through downtown Mobile. Check out the course map here: . It makes for a great, active family fun day. 

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