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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.

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Color Run NYC

8 Jun

 

I am so excited to have gotten a spot in the NYC Color Run 5k!!! I had heard about this race a while ago and have patiently been waiting for them to release the info on the much anticipated NYC run dates and registration. When I finally received the notice registration had opened, I immediately signed up. Good thing I did, the Saturday run sold out within the hour!

I’ve run lots of races ranging from marathons, half marathons, 10k’s and more. This one looks way more fun than anything I’ve ever done before. You start off the race wearing all white and totally clean. By the time you end the race, you’re covered head to toe in a rainbow of colored powder!

There still may be slots available for the Sunday run, and you can register by clicking here. If you got a slot for the Saturday race, be sure to say hi if you see me, I’ll be there!