THE COLOR RUN
My daughters and I recently did The Color Run
, the "happiest 5k on the planet". We had been looking forward to this race (my oldest daughter's first race) since we saw that it was coming to Canada.
I thought it was going to be a large race, but I was surprised to find out there were 7000 people there!! That's a lot of people in one small space!
We were lucky enough to be the second wave of runners to start the race. I am not sure how many waves there were, but I think quite a few.
|At the starting line|
There were runners and walkers and even children. Lots of people dressed up (seeing guys in tutus was pretty funny) and it was a very festive atmosphere.
It wasn't a timed race, so it was a more relaxed feeling. We walked the race because my oldest daughter is not a runner, and we were there to get covered in colour, not to beat a time :)
Some advice if you're thinking of running a colour run, put your phone or camera in a zip-up plastic bag. You can still take pictures with it (although not as clear) and it will be protected from all of the dust. And there is a lot of dust, and it gets everywhere!! :)
|Am I colourful enough?|
We had a good time, and that is exactly what the colour run is all about. If they come to our city next year, I think we'll be back for another run!!
|After the pink station and the blue station.|
|A very colourful finish line|
|My oldest daughter and I. She has asthma, so wore something over her nose|
when we were being sprayed with colour
|Two thumbs-up from my youngest|
|At the finish line everyone had a packet of coloured|
powder and they were throwing it everywhere.
|I was slightly dirty after. The green was|
hard to get off
|We were a tad colourful ;)|
|The colourful mess after the race |