What’s a run without color?
This past Saturday, May 31, 2014, I participated in my first 5k run. I had the privilege to cover and participate in the ColorFunFest5k. Since, we already established that exercise is not in my area of expertise, don’t expect me to say I sprinted the whole way through. However, I did jog/run some periods of the event.
ColorFunFest5k brought its fun and color to Turner Field in Atlanta. The event held a two part run, a day and night wave. I kicked it off with the day wave starting at 7. When they say it’s a rain or shine event, they mean it. Around 6:10-6:20ish, the rain started pouring down. In my opinion, I just knew it was going to stay raining the whole time, but it stopped as soon as the race started at 7. This event is something you could do with your best friend(s), family, significant other and even your dog! With children 12 younger FREE if they are registered online, the run encourages you to bring everyone out. Runners had fun headgear, like bunny ears, alien tentacle-like things, and halos. The apparel didn’t stop there, one of the most popular articles of clothing included tu-tus and fairy like shirts. We all came here to have a good time, plus dressing up is encouraged! People designed team t-shirts and ColorFunFest5k does stress that you wear as much white as you possibly can to pick up the vibrant colors by the end of the day!
The run was very fun-loving and relaxed. This course was a lot of up, down then back around travels. A lot of cheering and laughing, people talking and making new friends. Plenty of good energy. Volunteers had the opportunity at different spots to throw color at you. My favorite color is blue, so I made sure I stopped and received a good dosage of “smurf blue”.Color stations hosted pink, red, yellow and orange. The finish line included volunteers throwing green color on you and cases of Dasani water. By the time I finished the race, my shoes had a whole new look, but I love it. (I’m not washing the color out!) From there, you could enjoy the concert and festival. A variety of food trucks were there to comfort your hunger and different little shops, where you could buy another color packet or some ColorFunFest5k gear!
I loved everything about this run! The people were open, nice and happy to be there! With high energy and great vibes, there was no way you couldn’t have had a good time. Plus, 5k really isn’t a long distance at all, 3.1 miles to be precise. The ColorFunFest5k is not only dedicated to bring people together to have a good time but, each run gives a portion of proceeds to Free Arts for Abused Children, HopeKids, and Flight For Cystitis Fibrosis.
You can find out when the ColorFunFest5k is coming to a place near you here!