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It was a very colorful day on Saturday! Myself along with a handful of friends and family participated in what is known as the “happiest 5K on Earth” and well it may just have been that!
The Color Run is a 5K fun run/walk that over 8,000 participated in Cleveland, OH on Saturday morning. The parking lots were packed with white t-shirts, sweatbands, tutus, and smiles. Although it was hard to find a parking space it was worth the trip!
I can show you below better than I can tell you about the run but the gist is that 4 times throughout the course of a 5K (which was actually only like 2.8 I believe) you get color “thrown” on you by the volunteers of The Color Run. The best way for me to describe the color is that it is sort of like Kool-Aid but probably not even as grainy as that. As you run by the volunteers they spray you with the color… green, blue, orange, and purple!! Plus, every racer got their own color packet to throw at the end of the race to create a true rainbow of color.
Of course our group just ended up throwing it on each other!
One of the best parts of the race is that it is kid friendly so my niece, Peyton, was able to join in on the fun! Those little legs probably walk/ran about 70% of the race which meant my sister was stuck pulling a wagon full of water bottles, t-shirts, and bags for most of the race! I was impressed by both of them! But Pey was one happy camper after she figured out that is was perfectly OK to roll around on the tarps where they throw the color.
So I hope you enjoy the color run pictures as much as we enjoyed the run!
Work Girls before we started the run.. nice and clean!
The group nice and clean before the starting line
The group not so nice and clean after the run!
Robyn even came from Columbus to join in on the fun
Family Photo #1: 3 generations of runners!
Family photo #2… a hot mess but still looking good!
The “wagon” group that hung out together!
And finally… our little MVP for the day!!
It was truly a COLORFUL day!!!