This past Saturday, I woke up ridiculously early to finally get to run the New York City Color Run. I had been looking forward to this race forever, and was so stoked the day had finally arrived.
I’ve run a lot of races in the past, including several marathons and half marathons. This one was only a 5k and considered more of a “fun” run, which is what I was most looking forward to. No training needed in advance, no pressure to perform under a certain time. It was super refreshing for me.
Despite running into a few hurdles getting to the race (which included missing the exit and ending up on the Verrazano in Staten Island AND having my EZ Pass confiscated!), I got there just in time to pick up my number and get to the starting line.
If you’re not familiar with the Color Run, here’s how it works. You start off the race all fresh and clean, wearing all white.
And during the race, you get a ton of color powder thrown at you by volunteers, and wind up looking like this:
This is what I looked like just after crossing the finish line.
After the race, there was a post race party which included a DJ, water, food and goodies, and of course even more colored powder.
The experience was so much fun, I’m already planning on running it again next year!
Did you participate in the Color Run? If so, what city? I’d love to hear about it.