Get ready for a picture overload!
Sooo many porta-potties!
I really wanted to do a 5K called "The Color Run" after seeing my cousin and friends in AZ participate. It looked like so much fun but sadly it was not coming to Utah. The closest locations were Las Vegas and Boise. We planned to do the one in Boise in August but then somehow I heard about a similar 5K called "Color Me Rad" and since it was happening in Utah we decided that it would be more affordable and we would not have to travel as far. I've been excited about it for awhile. Not so excited that none of my Facebook friends seemed to want to participate. Those very few that did want to weren't able to. There were some ladies I am friends with on Twitter that went but they formed their own team.
So, Tony and I were a team of 2. Panda Power.
I don't know why I save things til the last minute but I was up
until 1230 making our matching shirts.
The Color Me Rad truck coming by
The starting line is under that white bubble blow up balloon. We were standing in the sun to stay warm and got so far back from the line to start.
Guys on a lift throwing out colored chalk, tshirts and sweatshirts to lucky 5K'ers
My "bib" was supposed to be worn on the front so I pinned it at the very bottom of my shirt
Taking some pix before the 5K started
Other people waiting for the 5K to start
Not much color on me yet - just waiting to start!
Color on the ground. We all got 1 packet of color with our registration.
Some used theirs early but we saved ours til the color throwing at the end
Tony is a pink panda. Hehe
I spy a color station coming up! We couldnt walk straight over there, we had to walk around
Color Station! People with buckets of colored chalk dust and also people with paint sprayers really got you good as you went through. There were 5 stations altogether I think
Going through a tunnel
Tony & I held hands most of the way
There was a table full of cups right before this filled with water.
Everyone just dumped their cups in a pile on the ground when they were empty. Hehe
The route was very pretty and it got warmer as we walked but a slight breeze kept temperatures manageable.
Cute little girl
This picture got way too much light in it but the statue got some color on as well!
Headed towards the finish line
FINISHED! We jogged a tiny bit but walked or speed walked most of the way. Started at 9am and we finished about 9:50am. Not bad for walking and sometimes having to stop at the color stations because there was just so many people
I like the girl with the colorful flower swim cap. Reminds me of the olden days for some reason.
Every ten minutes there was a color throwing so we stayed for a couple of them before leaving
Wave your hands in the air - wave 'em like you just dont care!
Throwing out some more swag
Back in the car - ready to drive home
My friend Jaclyn was there! Tony accidentally made a movie instead of taking a picture. Haha
If you are interested in participating in the Color Me Rad 5K next year (or this year if it hasnt hit your city yet!) check out their website for more information