Last year, I ran my first 5K, and it was the proudest experience of my life to date. I don’t LIKE to run, and I probably never will, but I will continue to do it because it makes me feel accomplished and it’s super effective for weight loss. But I can’t say I’ve ever thought running was FUN.
How freaking fun does this 5K look?
All runners in The Color Run start out in a plain white t-shirt. At 1K, they’re doused with yellow paint. At 2K, green, 3K, blue, 4K, purple, 5k, the rainbow. You end up looking like this:
Chicago’s run takes place on June 2, but it’s offered at a variety of cities throughout the country. Check http://thecolorrun.com for full details. The fee for Chicago is $35 if you sign up before March 1–$25 if you can get a group of four to sign up together. A good portion of the fee will go to a TBD charitable organization.
This will definitely be one my 5Ks this year! I am going to concentrate on all the fun, crazy pictures and not this sort of terrifying picture:
Holy moly. Good thing the paint is edible, natural and nontoxic.
This run is billed as a non-competitive run, so it’s a perfect 5K for first-timers and those who want to walk portions. If you run the Chicago race, I will see you there!
Note: All photos are from http://thecolorrun.com and The Color Run’s Facebook page.