Colorific Run






Ok folks the Color Run post, the post I know you have all been waiting for :-) I will first start with Saturday I went for a 9 mile run with my running partner and when we started at 9am, it was already 75 degrees. We still got the run in but it wasn't our finest run. I heard that Sunday was suppose to be equally hot but I was very pleased when I woke up when there was cloud cover and much cooler than the day before. I was meeting 5 other girls there, and I was pleased that Sean wanted to come down and hang out.   Leeann, her two friends, Selma and her roommate Marjan participate in the run. While Sean and I were waiting for the other girls, a group next to us had two extra running bibs from two girls of their group who didn't show up. I didn't think twice but told Sean to get one of those bibs so he could participate as well. 
One of the announcers said that there were 12,000 participants that day and we saw people of all ages!
I saw this sea of white t-shirts moving towards the starting line and then before you knew it, they were off and you looked off into the distance and then you saw clouds of yellow, pink and green. 
Our group was up next and we were standing there anticipating plenty of fun and color and we were not disappointed!

Here are some before photos.



And after.






Leaf blowers were used to help remove some of the colored powdered

I love the girl in the pink skirt



So moral of the story, if you want to have fun, be very colorful and even exercise a little bit sign up for the Color Run! You won't regret it.
p.s. stop the presses! I found my wedge for the summer since I couldn't afford those $100 wedges I liked most as pointed as in my Friday post. THESE are the wedges I need for the summer. Thank you Target for you $28 price.

52 comments:

Jes said...

i am so so excited to do this in september in portland! looks like such a great time and i love the pictures!

Amber said...

My hubby and I are doing this in September! It is our first time and I can't wait! It looks like soooo much fun! Did anyone have their kids in strollers? I was thinking of bringing our 4 year old and 1 year old but I am not sure about the color. I know there is a low color lane but I want the color!!! Thanks for posting this! Y'all look so cute!

Leslie said...

How fun!! I have heard of these before...I need to see if there is one in HoustoN!

Lauren said...

ah! why did the SoCal one sell out so fast! i must go to the one in san diego because this looks TOO AMAZING

CALLIE said...

I want to do one so bad!! Thinking about one in New Orleans in Nov :)

Sue said...

This looks like so much fun! I wish I could find something like this around me!

Susan said...

That's awesome! Those pictures are so cute too!

Emily said...

Ah, this looks like SO much fun!!!

Lacey said...

Looks like SO much fun!! I missed the Atlanta Color Run, but I think I may sign up for another one near me in the fall! Love all your pictures from the race!!

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

Oh, sooo fun!! Looks like it was a great time :)

Maria Camila said...

Thank you for commenting on my post, what a cool event I really like your blog.
Xo, newest follower :)

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Onehappy Kelly said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! It's nice having new visitors :) I love this idea of a color run, several of my friends were there too! How fun!

Johanna said...

I've always wanted to do one of these...how fun! And 9 miles? Bravo to you!

Karen Fieri said...

That looks like SO. MUCH. FUN!!!

Simply LKJ said...

They just had a color run up by my daughter's college a few weeks ago. It is sooo cool!!

Melissa said...

Ahh! So fun! I just found out that Cleveland's is maxed out :o( Next year I MUST do it!

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

I heard about this! How fun! I want to do it next year!! Woohoo!!

Ro said...

Oh this looks like so much fun! I just tried to look up if/when they come to Arizona and it looks like it was three months ago :( boo! Maybe next year.

Samantha said...

Holy cow, how fun!!!!!!!!!! I would love running so much more if I got splattered with color paint! :)

Ruthie Hart said...

I have seen these in a couple different cities!! SO COOL!

birdie to be said...

Oh my goodness! This looks like SO much fun!!!

Sarah Kate said...

My sister told me about this race! They actually have one in Nashville which isn't too far from me, so I may go!

And congrats on making it 9 miles in 75 degree heat. I know EXACTLY how hard that is. Kudos to you!

Kira said...

I have seen Color Run posts from a few bloggers this week, looks so fun!

Aimee said...

I had never heard of this race before and then I am hearing about it constantly now. Maybe that is a sign that I should do it! haha. Looks like SO much fun.

Aimee said...

Really sorry. The Add Comment link didn't pop up until after I submitted my reply, which I thought was the comment link. Does that make sense. Am I missing something? Because I def hit reply on other blogs thinking I was commenting on the blog post and not the previous reader's comment. oops!

Andrea D said...

I really wish I'd signed up for the Color Run! Looks like so much fun (Rhymes! Ah!).
My hubs and I have a goal of running two races per year, and this year we decided to make one of them an obstacle race, so I'm hoping to find a mud run or something similar this summer!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

This looks just beyond fun! I would love to do it! And love that shoe - what would we do without target?!

Jess said...

Oh my gosh, how fun! I have been hearing about these color runs but I have no idea if they do them in Texas... I will have to find out!

Emily said...

that looks so awesome! i want to do one so bad, i just barely missed the ones in the south because of school! glad you had fun, lovvve the pics! (and the shoes, well done!)

Amy said...

Oh my gosh, where do you live? I am doing this SAME run this weekend at 9 am! And I'm in Utah. How fun, these photos make me excited to go!

xoxo, Amy
www.amyisthinking.blogspot.com

winetastegirl.com said...

That run looks so fun! I've never heard of a color run. Thanks for your comment today. Bunco was great...you should totally try it!
www.winetastegirl.com

Jaclyn said...

i love color runs and the shirt graphic is the bomb. love the wedges!

Holly said...

SO much fun! what a great idea for a run!

Leah said...

I love this! I wish I could have made it, I am really bummed. I love all of your pictures!

Regina of Live Delightfully said...

YAY! I love The Color Run post and definitely want to sign up for one one day.

And yes, stop the presses!! Those wedges are awesome!!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I'm so glad your husband got to do it with you bc you would have been bored walking with us lol!

We noticed that those who ran got less color. It's bc you're too speedy to get hit :)

Amanda C. said...

I am thinking of doing The Color Run in November. I am doing a couch to 5k program now.

REBrown said...

This looks like so much fun!

Katy said...

This post just made me even more excited for the Color Run! And hooray for Target and their affordable shoes :o)

BeckyJo606 said...

The Color Run looks like such a blast!! I love the t-shirts they gave you too. Did you wear a bandana to protect your hair? I love those wedges you got from Target! I need to check those out! :)

dani said...

I really did want to go!

Kelsey Claire said...

I am so doing this when it comes to Dallas. It is right up my alley! I mean where else can you wear color all over your body and get by with it?

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Looks really fun..... and messy! :)

simplyvonne said...

how fun!!!! my friens are doing the color me rad but im disappointed i cant join them. looks like u had a great time!

Alyssa said...

ahh!! i want to do a color run so badly and i think i'll get to this fall... one question for you color run veteran.. did it ruin your shoes?? i've been so curious!! hah

Mandee said...

Portland is having a color run in September and I was thinking about doing it! It looks so fun!

Allison Taylor said...

wow! this is awesome. Where is the color run anyways? Definitely interested in signing up for next time.

And those wedges are great! I feel like you'll be able to wear a lot of outfits with those.

Amanda said...

Amazing, amazing, amazing! I love the picture of you two lying on the ground! You have the biggest, most genuine smile on your face and it makes me happy! I can't wait for the color run to come to NYC this summer!

Tiffany @ Blabbering Thoughts said...

So so cool! One of my friends did that this weekend too!! New follower :)

Mrs. Pancakes said...

That looks
Like an absolutely fun event!!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Glad you had fun lady! Glad also Sean got to run with you, you would have been bored with us...and lucky you, we got colored and are still stained a little. :)

I'll definitely do it again. :)

xoxo

Jenna@The Life of the Wife said...

Ok what can I say after 51 comments!? GOOD GRAVY LADY!! :) That looks like SO MUCH FUN! We are thinking of doing one of those this summer..you really made me want to!!