I just ran my first Color Run yesterday and I discovered some helpful tips to running this type of race that I wish I had known before! So being the ever helpful blogger that I am, I wanted to pass it along to you.
But before I do, let me do my best to convince you that you MUST run this race. Whether it be the actual Color Run, or another race similar to it with thrown colored cornstarch, it is so much fun. My friends and I ran it, not really knowing what to expect, and walked away thinking it was the most fun race we had done. It definitely lives up to it’s name, the “Happiest 5K on the Planet.”
But I’m not a Runner!
In the Color Run, participants are there to have fun, not race. This race was filled with runners and walkers (and toddlers in strollers, dogs, and more) of all abilities. No one cared about time, we were all just there to get doused with color. And that is what we did. So before you completely say No, take a look at what you would be missing:
Is the Color Run Messy?
Yes – it’s a HUGE mess- but that’s the fun of the race! Wear all white and get as colorful as you can. I’ll give you some tips to help clean up before you get home. That said, if you do not enjoy getting dirty, this race is not for you. Pass along these tips to someone who does.
7 Tips to The Color Run
1. Dress The Part: The organizers of the race encourage you to wear white and yes, it’s the most fun way to see all the color. That said, make sure you are wearing something you don’t mind getting stained. Also, don’t wear your newest pair of running shoes. Most of the color came out of my shirt, but it’s not as white as it was previously. When you pick up your race packet, they have fun running gear to purchase to dress it up even more – socks, shirts, and tutus!! This is a race to dress up and have fun.