Monday, June 18, 2012

Cleveland Color Run 2012

Picture this: A large crowd of thousands of people. Loud cheers. Smiling faces. The sound of laughter, excitement, and joy. Bright colors splattered everywhere. Congratulations! You’re crossing the finish line of what is deemed to be the happiest race on Earth: The Color Run. 

I love running, adventure, and color. So naturally, I knew that when The Color Run was coming to Cleveland on June 16, 2012, I had to sign up. What I loved about this race was not only the rainbow of colors being thrown around, but that it was very informal, noncompetitive, and non-timed. This was a great event to help spark people's interest to get up off the couch and exercise!

Some of you may not even know the history of this running event. Lucky for you I had to write a speech for one of my classes a few weeks ago and I chose to inform the audience on this race!

The Color Run in a non-timed, 5k run where colorful 100% food-grade cornstarch is tossed on the packs of people. This is an event for anyone. Partakers can choose to jog or walk the 3.1 miles course. As previously mentioned, this fun run is simply a way to motivate those to live a healthy lifestyle and have a blast while doing it!

My friends, Morgan and Emily, as well as my dad, signed up for this exciting event.

Before, all clean and pristine.

This event was only 5 minutes away from where I live so the girls met up at my place and we were at the starting line by 8:30AM. There was music blaring and over 8,000 people laughing and smiling everywhere. I knew then that this would be a race I would never forget.

Running buddies!

Along the course, there was a color blasting station every kilometer where the participants would become doused in this bright powder. By the end of the run, we were covered in colors.

It was a blast!

What could be better than running, colors, and friends?

After completing the happiest 5k on the planet!

So whether you’re an avid runner who simply wants a break from a competitive race, or want to try something new. Or if you’re not a runner and want to have fun while walking the course, The Color Run will surely be the non-timed run (or walk) for you! So be prepared to pick a city, register early, help out a good charity, and become covered in multiple different colors!


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  1. This seems awesome! i wish i was a fab runner like you :) congrats again on the new job!

    1. It was a blast! You should definitely do one in the near future and let's run together sometime!

      And thanks! I started filling out paperwork yesterday for Kraft :)