Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Color Me Rad Race Recap

I participated in Color Me Rad 5k last weekend at the Florida State Fairgrounds.  This was my first "color run".  This race was purely for fun.  There was no time clock or medals just bags and bags of colored cornstarch, know as color bombs.

I didn't wear my Garmin or headphones for fear they would be covered in cornstarch dust.  That was a correct assumption!

I thought about buying a mask to keep the colored dust out of my nose and mouth.  I even went to my local Target to purchase a mask but they only had thin paper-like ones that would not serve my purpose.  We did get rad 80s style sunglasses and tattoos as part of the registration.  I proudly wore them during the race.

Here's the before picture.

I liked the color spray areas above because the color really showed up on my clothes.

Photo Credit to Caroline Calcote.

Here's the after picture.  My white "wife beater" tank doesn't look like it has much of the powder cornstarch on it but it was there.  A lot of the color went through my cotton shirt and onto my skin.  My stomach was pink and orange under my shirt!

It was a fun race made even better because I ran it with friends!  I don't know my exact time but it was about 30 minutes.

This is race #8 in my 13 in 2013 challenge.

Have you ever done a color run?

*Disclaimer: I received a free race entry for Color Me Rad in exchange for this review.  All opinions are my own.


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