Yesterday morning, I did the Color Me Rad 5K with Tina, Lindsay, Lindsay’s sister Katy and their friend Maddy. The race was about 45 minutes away in Conyers, so Tina and I decided to drive there together. Fortunately, we were able to park right next to Lindsay and crew and even more fortunately, that parking spot was right by the exit.
We all wore white shirts so you could see the color best.
If you’re wondering what’s on my face, it’s a temporary tattoo that came with our race packets. Putting it on my face seemed like a good idea at the time, but getting it off after was not. Anyway.
The race went in heats and we’d signed up for the 8:10 one (though really you could go in whatever one you wanted.) They had a stage set up with some fun games and lots of pre-race color bombs being thrown. The color bombs were actually colored corn starch in plastic bags.
After getting significantly more colorful, we lined up and got ready for the 5K part of it.
The run actually turned out to be a trail run, with a couple of pretty steep hills, which I wasn’t really expecting.
This was definitely not the type of race that you do for time. In fact, there wasn’t even a time clock. So we walked some parts of it and ran others.
Every so often, there’d would be a color station where volunteers would throw more color on you.
I have no idea how long it took us to finish, but by the end, we looked like this:
(photo from Tina)
(photo from Lindsay)
Colored Rad indeed.