Color Me RAD!!
Today I ran a race unlike any other that I have run in the past. For one thing there was no timer, so I guess it wasn’t really that much of a race since you don’t know your time or place and there isn’t any prize for the winner. Additionally, this race was different because you get color thrown at you throughout the 5K course, hence the name “Color Me Rad“. So how does it really work? To quote the HILARIOUS website:
Start out as clean as a newborn babe, and throughout the run, you’ll coat your chaffing thighs with blue, green, pink, purple, and yellow until your face, shirt, and body come out silkscreened like a tie-dyed hippy on the other side. Yup…that is how you turn regular running into The Art of Running tm!
Each section of the run adds a new explosion of color to your clean, painter’s palate until you cross the finish line into a final blitzkrieg of color.
My work wifey created an amazing team The Rainbow Warriors that consisted of a bunch of our coworkers and some of their outside-of-work friends. We all gathered at Rentchler Field in East Hartford, CT before the race for some pre-race pics, fun, and of course – Jell-O shots. The race itself was a MAD HOUSE! there was around 7,000 people running the race, and many spectators along the way. There were many different “heats” and although you had to sign up for a specific time slot, once you got there, it really didn’t matter when you started…like I said, there was not time clock or winner, therefore, the whole ordeal was a colored corn starch free for all!
Along the race course there was 5 color stations that consisted of powder color or spray color…there were some (losers) who finished the race just as white as they started, but that wasn’t really the goal of The Rainbow Warriors! We went to get some color – and I think that’s actually the first time that I have said that when not referring to laying outside or on a tanning bed. After the race, you get your own color packet and everyone is encouraged to participate in the COLOR EXPLOSION! The color explosion is wicked fun, but just be warned – once everyone throws up their color there is little to no fresh air to breath…it was touch and go there for a second!
Take a look at how much fun we had, and try not to be too jealous! There are races all over the US, so it’s my recommendation to find one near you and sign up TODAY before it’s sold out!!