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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Join Up With The Color Run 2015 Shine Tour And Sparkle!

***While I have blogged non-sponsored for The Color Run several times in the past, including our popular Color Run Mime post, I will receive free admission to this year's event in exchange for this post. All photos are original and copyright Momma Told Me Blog 2015. Shine on America.
The Color Run
Momma Told Me: There's always time to sparkle.

At last the day is finally nearing- the day I begin counting down too from the moment The Color Run ends (though it never really ends as your sinuses are coughing up rainbows for a solid week, but I digress,) the VIP Ticket Sales for my local Ventura, CA event. That's right, this October 17th my sister city is going to rock the running rainbow like never before with the all new, one year only, Shine tour! This 'fun run' event just got a whole lot more magical with the addition of glitter! If you're new to the whole Color Run thing, you've either been hiding under a rock, or not reading my blog.
We did our first Color Run event 2 years back in a group of family members young and old. The Color Run is a 'fun run'  by definition, so every age and level of fit is welcome from tenderfoot to fitness buff to jelly donut. Run, walk, or jog-stroller the 5 k (which really is peanuts people, 3 miles goes quick even at a walking pace!)  And, our first year, that's exactly what we did, walk the course to get a feel for the experience.
The first year they handed out our color starch toss packets in our race day packages and eager participants were caught tossing them around and in the air before the start whistle had even begun. I suspect the host cities didn't like this very much, since the starting line as intended to be a 'clean zone,' and this past year we were issued color packets at the end of the race *frowny face*. No worries, there is still plenty of color to be had throughout at 4 unique color stations. And, did I mention you're encouraged to dress up and have a little fun? You'll find the friendliest and most creative characters at a Color Run course. Among last year's favorites was a team of superhero caped littles, a 6'5"  short shorts wearing man with sunglasses and an afro, and Sad Mime.
The Color Run
While the Color Run is a blast you won't be ambushed by people throwing color in your face- you'll have a race day map well in advance and always see the Color zones coming. they're usually at the end of  hill or long stretch as an extra special reward for your athletic perseverance.  Dress up in a rainbow of spandex and tulle or wear all white cotton and really soak up the color- it's up to you! At the color stations you can stand and be sprayed with as much color as you want, until you decide to emerge from the cloud of colored corn starch. Just remember to protect any phones or cameras with waterproof bags- that color's a sneakey sort!
Sometimes you'll feel like you just don't have enough color- I've seen people emerge from the run with but a spot of pink or yellow, almost like they 'beat' the course. To each their own, I go in hard and like a wrecking ball- Miley would be proud. Last year Jay painted his face white to really soak in the color, the year before I plastered myself with 'war paint,' the only real rule is to go in and have fun. It is #TheHappiest5k after all!
The Color Run
The Color Run
We've had so much fun at our past Color Run events that we're making a photo wall out of our finish photos. We already have the above 2 shots memorialized in canvas and are counting down the days until October 17th when the event passes through town yet again. My trademark has been my rainbow eyeshadow- but everything else is up for debate- I'm tossing a few 'game day' ideas around in my head but it'll be hard to top last year's sad mime and kitty cat! I'd go with dressing like a unicorn but the mascot IS a unicorn so that simply doesn't seem original enough. Jay's has enough interest in the mime returning he's planning on going with that but you'll have to stay tuned to see what I decide to go with this year!
The Color Run 2015 Shine Tour
Speaking of 'this year,' last year's 'twist' was the kaleidoscope tour, in which runners had the chance to run through a tornado of colorful streamers at the finish line. This year we're sparkling hard on the Shine tour with glitter at the finish line! even more exciting, our race kit comes with a medal so we can rock that color spirit all year round! Do not miss this one of a kind event- there are copycats but NOONe does it like The Official Color Run! Click the button below to sign up for alerts on the event nearest you and register with code MLC143657 for $5 off the city of your choice now through March 15, 2015! Have you done a color run or fun run event before? If so, what was your favorite?

 What Daughter Says: Make time to shine this year with the Color Run!




http://thecolorrun.com/shine-tour/

8 comments:

  1. This run comes to Boston every year and I have a few friends that always do it. They have a blast.

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  2. There are so many different runs like this that come to Miami and I've been wanting to go to one for a long time now. One is coming in April so I need to stop procrastinating and get on board!

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  3. I absolutely LOVE the mime makeup. You two looked like a couple of the Joker's goons! Awesome!

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  4. Looks like a great time! It is nice to see all the enthusiasm that this race generates.

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  5. I have several friends who participate in the color runs. I'd only do it if I could make it a color walk as running doesn't agree with my knees.

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  6. I'll be honest... I have no desire to run. But the color runs actually peek my interest. If I was ever to participate it would be in one of these.

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  7. I've always wanted to do this. It looks like so much fun and so opposite of the hard core and seriousness that can often over take a run!

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  8. I love doing fun runs like this!!! I did this last year and it was a blast. My kids rolled around at every station and I swear they noses were purple on the inside for a week after wards

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