Updated 9-14-13 to remove broken images.
I first found out about The Color Run on Pinterest early this year. I saw the picture below and thought HOW FUN! Looked to see what cities were available and discovered they were coming to Nashville, which is a short drive from Knoxville. I waited, not too patiently for registration, and signed us up the minute registration opened. We figured it would be a fun race and a great weekend away.
Between signing up for The Color Run and the actual date, we discovered Color Me Rad was coming to Knoxville in early October. Two color races in a month? Yes, please. I noticed so many fun tutus at Color Me Rad that I asked my fabulously talented cousin L if she could make me one for The Color Run. This was the result:
Along with my hubby, some friends of ours, their kids, and the kid’s friends traveled to Nashville for the race. Here are the 5 teenagers! They had a blast!
There were over 15,000 participants in the race. All lines were HUGE! I decided to shop some, but couldn’t even get close to their store before or after the race. I will also say the porta-a-potties needed serious attention. Thank goodness I didn’t need to go that badly.
They let people start about every 1-2 minutes. The race started at 9, we got out about 10. Waiting was a little boring and I think we all got stiff just standing around. And then we were off! I was concerned because this race also started out up hill (not good for my calf), but the incline was very slight and my calf rocked the race Sunday.
Check out the shirts – “Run or Dye” – so creative.
LOVE the knee socks! I cannot find anywhere that sells fun knee socks. Ideas?
One of my favorite pictures from the race – looking up at the “bat building.”
The color stations were out of control. Color EVERYWHERE! I am going to do a post comparing The Color Run and Color Me Rad, but I will say that The Color Run was extremely generous with color.
LOVE the orange!
Between stations, starting to get colorful.
The blue station was INTENSE. Probably 10 volunteers constantly throwing color everywhere. Just a wall of blue dust.
Check out the girls after all the color stations:
Here I am after all the color stations:
And FINISHED! Although, if you are going to call yourself the happiest 5K on earth – get close to being a 5K. Race distance measured 2.6 miles.
Hubby, his friend J, and J’s sister K had run the race and finished before us. He had my color packet (they give each runner a color packet for after the race). Hubby decided to have a little fun with the green packet. This was the result:
I had green everywhere – even between my toes. Check out the color dust around us. Color, color everywhere.
It was a fabulous race! So great to see so many people out getting in some exercise and having fun at the same time. If you ever have the chance to do a color race (any kind) – DO IT! They are TONS of fun.