NYC Color Run

31 Aug

NYC Color Run 2012

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:

NYC Color Run 2012

NYC Color Run 2012

NYC Color Run 2012

NYC Color Run 2012

NYC Color Run 2012

This is what I looked like just after crossing the finish line.

NYC Color Run 2012

NYC Color Run 2012

After the race, there was a post race party which included a DJ, water, food and goodies, and of course even more colored powder.

NYC Color Run 2012

NYC Color Run 2012

NYC Color Run 2012

NYC Color Run 2012

The experience was so much fun, I’m already planning on running it again next year!

NYC Color Run 2012

Did you participate in the Color Run?  If so, what city?  I’d love to hear about it.


3 Responses to “NYC Color Run”

  1. Oh to Be a Muse August 31, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    This looks like a ton of fun (despite your pre-race woes) and you get a workout too…that’s awesome! I would have been a little timid about getting color powder in my hair though. 🙂

    • Corrie August 31, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

      Haha! They actually recommended pre-race putting coconut oil in your hair so the powder doesn’t stick. Worked perfect being it also deep conditioned it. Win-win!

      Looking forward to meeting you at LuckyFABB!

  2. jessbuurman September 3, 2012 at 8:08 am #

    Nice Pics .. Like Rainbow come to earth ..

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