Given that the past two weeks have been thoroughly miserable post-breakup, I decided that what I needed was something fun and happy to distract me from the agony of love. I got a last minute ticket to the LA Color Run, and let me tell you, it’s THE HAPPIEST THING I’ve done in a really long time.
Look!…I actually look happy, (and my roomate will testify I’ve not smiled like this in a couple of weeks)
I’ll let the photo’s do the talking because words can’t really describe what a lovely 5k this is.
I met up with Andrew, Sanaz and Spencer in the car park and we posed for the obligatory ‘before’ shot:
Packet pick up is SO professional – the line is well staffed and everyone is smiley, and are appropriately colorful.
If you’ve not done one of these before, here’s how it work – it’s a 5k run – definitely NOT a race, and actually I felt like we were the only ones seriously running it. Every km, there’s a different color station – this is us emerging from the ‘Yellow’ station. Volunteers in gas masks line either side of the track and spray you with a brightly colored chalk powder.
If you’re in the middle of the track, they kinda leave you alone – but if you’re close to them, it’s your way of saying ‘COME AND GET ME’ and they attack you with the powder in a very awesome way.
We stopped at the ‘pink’ station to play with the powder – it’s fun to stop and get messy in manner of 6 year olds.
At the end of the race, you’re pretty messy – but the best is yet to come.
There’s a huge stage playing pop-tastic dance tracks and the ‘color party’ starts. Every 20 minutes or so, as more runners come in, you get to explode your packet of colored powder.
There’s a big countdown and everyone releases their happiness all at once.
That was us waiting for the color party….
And then … we go nuts!
I absolutely insist you do a Color Run once in your life. Go with friends, go with a broken heart, go dance, go live in color – go be happy.
Would you do a color run, even though it’s $50 and not really a race?