This weekend was a blast! My best friend Kristiii wanted to do this 5k called the Color Run. As you run, they have color stations set up where they spray you with colored corn starch. There is music and events before the race and after.
Two of her friends, who I’ve gotten to know as well, came in from Indiana to join us so it was a busy weekend. Friday we were out, Saturday they came to visit the bird rescue with me, Sunday was the race and one of our friends adopted a little yellow parakeet after!
We get to the race early, wander around, listening to the music, anxious for it to start. Finally, they say we can head toward the starting line so we join the massive crowd of white shirts. People really went all out, there were colorful tutus, boas, bright hair and a unicorn wandering about.
The course was simple, the stations with color were easily seen by the clouds of dust spilling out over the city (they brought 20,000 lbs). Running through the stations, volunteers, completely coated in their assigned color, tossed, sprayed and covered the runners.
After we finished, we all were given packets of color and we headed toward the stage to listen to music. Every so often they’d prep the crowd, throw out more color packets and at the same moment everyone would open them and spill them over the crowed and we’d all be engulfed in a mass of dust and bodies.
By the time we left, we were like Pig Pen from Charlie Brown. Our own personal dust cloud followed us where ever we went. Before leaving, we headed over to the blowing station where we were partially cleaned with a leaf blower.
With our skin still stained blue and green, we walked back to the parking garage. It took us forever to find out how to get back inside and once we did that, we discovered the car died. The inside lights had been left on.
An hour later we were on our way after jumping the car. Then off to the bird rescue. We walked in. 3 of my relative were there and they got a kick out of seeing all of us.
I was so tired afterward, I fell right asleep after lunch.
It was such a fun day and I am so glad can’t wait to do this again next year!