or …. the coolest, most awesome-est race I’ve ever wanted to run, ever. And I don’t run .. unless there’s a hot pizza at the end ;)
Yesterday I was trolling my Pinterest feed, (which, let’s face it – when am I not on Pinterest) and came across this innocent pin:
Hmmm, a “color run?” I’m intrigued. Off to the website I went.
YOU. GUYS. (!!!!!) This looks amazing! It’s basically a 5k where a colored (non-toxic) powder is thrown on the runner/walkers at each kilometer mark. At the end there’s a GIANT party and everyone is covered in colors! There’s several of these races all over the country, with the nearest to me being in Chicago.
Here, the Color Run site says it better:
What is the Color Run?
The Color Run is a one of a kind experience that is less about speed and more about enjoying a color crazy day with your friends and family. Our events, are all about people of all different speeds, ages, shapes, and sizes toeing the start line. Whether you are a casual morning mall walker or an Olympic athlete, the 3 miles of the Color Run course will be the most enjoyable real estate you’ve traveled in a VERY long time.
How does it work?
The Color Run pretty much has 2 SIMPLE rules. 1. White shirts (any mostly white T will work great) mandatory at the start line and 2. Color plastered EVERYTHING at the finish! Runner/walkers begin the 5k at the start line like a brand new pristine coloring book, they end looking like they fell into a Willy Wonka… tye died… vat of colored goodness.
Need more convincing? WATCH THIS VIDEO. I’m seriously ready to hit the streets NOW!!
(embedded from YouTube. If you can’t see it, click through your reader.)
Am I the only one peeing my pants about this? :D I immediately emailed the website to Katie, told her to tell her sister that I’m requiring them to come (haha), and tweeted Brooke. I would really love to hit up the Chicago date (6/2). Maybe even go crazy at Ikea on the way home? If you’re in the area … I’m not even kidding … LET ME KNOW! It would be an awesome time! I would love to get a HUGE group together of family, friends, friends-of-friends, kiddos (yes, they can come in strollers!), and just WHOEVER.
This, of course, means I have to start running. I haven’t really run since my first 5k back in 2009. I previously used the Couch to 5k program, and absolutely loved (and hated) it. This colorful run might be just the thing to get me training again! I’ve already committed to the Fitbloggin 5k, so I might as well start earlier. :D
What do YOU think? Would you ever do a race like this? Am I crazy? haha!
In other quick news, my second week of Zumba started last night! I’m getting really into the hip-hop type moves. My instructor even visted the Fit and Free Facebook page to say Hi! Isn’t that super nice? :) Love her. (Hi Elana!)
It was a great way to end an emotional day. Thanks for all the love yesterday, as always. I definitely have the best readers. <3