“What’s a Color Run?” you ask? Well, the picture above is your answer: an un-timed race of 3 miles in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in a rainbow of colors. And there are only two rules: wear white at the start and get completely plastered in color by the finish!
Seems crazy but it is really, really FUN!!! The Color Run isn’t about your 8, 9, 10-minute-or-whatever-mile pace, it’s more about having the time of your life!
I did a color run last fall and had a total blast- I wore white from head to toe and the race organizers and volunteers did a fantastic job of getting us runners completely and totally drenched in color, especially at the finish line- there’s a HUGE blast of colored powder right at the end to make sure anything on your person left white isn’t. You can check out a video of the race here– so pretty and so much fun!
I was laughing pretty much the whole time I was running and getting color thrown at me which ended up also turning my teeth pink, purple, and blue too- pretty hilarious. As it’s a 5K, it’s not too long and when it was over I recall thinking, “What just happened???” It is really a great time, a blur of neon, laughter, and smiles! And here’s how to enter to win an entry to the San Francisco Color Run on October 26th..
Leave a comment below telling me if you’ve ever done a Color Run, why you want to do this one, and/or what you would wear if you got the entry!
Earn an extra entry for each share of this giveaway via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and/or your blog. Be sure to tag me in your share or leave a link to the share in the comments section below so that all of your entries are counted.
One lucky Color Runner winner will be chosen at random next Weds., August 7th and I will announce the winner via a blog post (along with a coupon code for a discounted entry to any Color Run location that isn’t sold out!) so be sure you’re following this blog via email.
And please check out my raffle benefiting The Guardsmen and my running of the Angel Island 12K this Saturday!