Last weekend I ran the Color Me Rad 5K in Boston with Team FitFluential.
|Matt, Caitlin, Janine, me, Heather|
The race was held at South Shore Plaza, which is a huge mall just south of downtown. Participants had to be there by 7:15 to avoid the road closures (even though the course was set up on the mall parking lots). We made plans to meet up before our wave at 8:00.
There were so many people there and everyone was wearing WHITE! Finally I spotted the others in their team shirts!
After parting with Janine, who was still waiting in line for her race swag, we headed to the starting line. On the way we decided to have our own pre-race attempt at a color party!
After a short wait, we were off! Here is how it works: along the course there are flagged sections. When you run through the flags, volunteers toss or spray (yep, some of the color is in water form) color on you.
Even though this wasn't actually a race, or a 5K for that matter, it was TONS of fun! I had the best time hanging out with Caitlin, Heather, and Matt during the run and at the finish line color party.
In addition to being tons of fun, this race has great swag. The shirt is ladies fit and the glasses are perfect for wearing during the run and after. And bonus, you can preserve your color-dyed shirt too!
This is definitely an event you want to do with a group of people - friends, family, co-workers. Just be prepared to be covered in color.
Oh, and here is a little video of the finish line color party.
*Special shout out to my husband for getting up so early, driving me down to Boston, and being our official #TeamFitFluential Photographer (once again!)
Who has done Color Me Rad?
What was your favorite part?