If you’re a runner, you’ve most definitely heard of the color runs that have started in many cities. Mud runs? They’re so last season (but still super fun!) Getting messy, getting tie dyed, and doing snow angels in blue powder is where it’s at. In fact one race has named itself “the happiest 5k on the planet.”
Second, why on earth would someone pay money to trash a perfectly good white t-shirt?
Obviously the answer is: FUN! It does not matter what age or ability you are. You can run the 5k you or you can walk the entire distance. One of the the things we love most is that it’s family friendly.
The color is made from food grade corn starch … which is good, because sometimes you get it in your mouth.
Signing up for these races are a great way to get active. Spend a Saturday with your friends or family being silly.
Thanks to some of our blogging friends for sharing their pictures of the races. Here’s what they had to say:
Nicole: “The starting line was exciting. Music, beach balls and powder filled the air.”
Robin who raced The Color Run in Philadelphia said:
“The perfect first run for my younger kids. So much energy, so much to look at, an incredible payoff at the end. A bonding moment as a family, as friends, as a city.”
Andrea participated in Color Me Rad:
“I didn’t have too much on my body, so I was very grateful! Bry still has blue under his arms! Getting the color out of my hair was easier than I thought. I had to do two rounds of shampoo, but eventually it came out!”
Ash tells us about the clean up:
If you want the full inside scoop check out this video from Courtney: