Over the weekend my sister, a couple friends, niece, & daughter took part in the Color Me Rad 5K. We walked the 3.1 miles beginning at the event center, on to the road, through 4 color stations & back to the event center.
This is a fun run, so it's not timed. We just walked & had a good time.
Last October I did the Color Vibe & this 5K was very similar. The Color Vibe seemed to have more people & was louder, but the focus of the event - which is color - was pretty much the same.
|The announcer spraying color before the race began.|
|This was the first time I had seen color blasters. My friend bought a few of them. They were very cool. They look like fire extinguishers, except spray the corn starch color. They can only be purchased when or after you sign up for a run.|
|Rad tattoo that came with our race packet. We also got a tshirt, sunglasses, rad sticker & 1 color bomb.|
|The start, all crisp & white.|
|Color stations along the route have volunteers throwing color at you as you go by.|
|My niece & Princess K are both 6, so they did the race for free. Score!|
|Another color station coming up.|
|Near the finish line volunteers gave each of us a color bomb to throw at the after party.|
|Us colorful "adults" at the end of the race. It's nice to be silly once in a while.|
|The announcer shooting color bombs at the crowd hanging out at the after party.|
|Party full of people throwing color at the same time. I love this part, although it does get quite dusty as all that colored corn starch fills the air.|
|More color tossin'|
This event was low key & fun. There was no pressure to race hard. I simply enjoyed a walk with my daughter, conversation with friends & lots of color.
Although it appears to be quite a crazy time, it really wasn't overly crowded or too loud. It was very family friendly.
If you are looking for a PR, this probably isn't the best race option. But, if you're looking to get off the couch & do something fun with family & friends this 5K is perfect.