The Color Run Race Recap

I participated in my 4th Color Run over the weekend in Tacoma, WA and I have to say there is just something so addicting about running in a tutu and getting completely covered in colored powder! For those of you who aren’t familiar with The Color Run, it is a for profit run that donates a portion of their proceeds to a charitable organization (Ours donated to The Ronald McDonald House).

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There is an awesome starting line party where they usually host some sort of group Zumba/stretching warm up and then throw out some free goodies and send you on your way. (Last time, Joseph even scored a free hat!) On the course, there are four different color stations to run through (ours were pink, yellow, blue and purple <— new!!!) and one water station halfway through.

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The Color Run knows how to throw an after party! They have a live DJ on stage to hype the crowd and other crew members throwing out more free goodies! Then for my favorite part, they do a COLOR TOSS where everyone in the crowd throws the color packet included with your registration up in the air! SO MUCH FUN!

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Our before photo…

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and our after photo!

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SO MUCH COLOR! ūüôā (My favorite was purple which I haven’t seen before!!!!)

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Confetti at the finish line! BEST IDEA EVER!

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If you see the Runicorn, you MUST take a picture with him! He’s a tricky one to track down! It took me 3 Color Runs to get a pic with him! VICTORY!

If you are going to do a color run, here are a few things to consider:

–¬†There are a lot of different color runs to choose from. Make sure to do your research to make sure yours is legit so you can have the best experience possible. I have only done the official Color Run, so I can’t speak to how the others work. I have however done the Cosmic Run, which is a night time version of a color run and it was not a good experience.

–¬†¬†A lot of people sign up for color runs¬†and end up walking (like I did this time due to an injury), so if your the type of runner that doesn’t like to deal with a lot of walkers, this might not be your jam. I will say though that this time the course was clearly marked with a runner and walker section, so that should help ease the confusion.

–¬†If you have¬†color treated hair, wash it right away! Mine is still pink two days later! EEEEKKK!!!

– If you’re looking for a less intimidating 5k to break into the running scene, I would highly recommend checking one of these out!

Make sure to comment below on your experiences with color runs! Love ’em or leave ’em?

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