Last week, the ever popular COLOR ME RAD 5K finally made its way to Toronto! The sold-out event spanned the weekend of June 22, 2013 at Downsview Park and thousands of people participated. A portion of the profit was donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto.
The Start line – (almost) everyone’s so fresh and so clean clean!
The “race” map is below. I put race in quotations because it was honestly just such a FUN run. I would highly recommend this to anybody. You do not have to be super fit to do it. My sister, who doesn’t really do anything active, did it with us and she had lots of fun! We alternated jogging/walking to get her through the 5k.
Basically, every kilometre, there’s a colour station where volunteers throw colour bombs at you!
Here we are at one of the colour stations:
It started raining HARD halfway through our run, but honestly it made it even more fun. We were soaking wet and everyone was motivating each other and having fun. It was such a good vibe!!
The rain stopped and we came across this tree (if you follow my blog/know me IRL, you probably already know I have a thing for big trees. They get me super excited for some reason). Anyway, here I am posing with a tree LOL
My sister & I taking a break… Ok, fine we just wanted to take some “lying down” pictures.
And the finish line! I don’t think the lady that was trying to take our jumping photo was actually familiar with the concept because right after she took this, she said, “Oh I got it!!!!!” Lol thanks anyway, nice lady!
The progression of my shoes! First colour station, halfway + the end. I rinsed them with water and they’re back to normal now – actually even cleaner than when I started.
Obligatory poses with the truck!
When we finished our run, we “found” a box and decided to have our own colour party with some other runners. We all definitely had a runner’s high lol
“All pink errthang!”
I can’t wait until it comes back next year! It was such a fun time and the weather didn’t ruin it at all. There was a super fun vibe all around and everyone was super friendly and happy! Other Canadian cities they’re visiting: Quebec, Alberta, Vancouver, etc! Check out the Race Map and sign up! I promise you won’t regret it.
Were you one of the other thousands who were there? Tell me about your experience (was it as awesome as ours?!) Or if you know of any other fun runs like this, let me know!
Disclosure: For the curious: I found out about Color Me Rad through Facebook. I was not compensated for this post or am I affiliated with Color Me Rad. I know it sounds like I was paid or something (and it would not have made a difference if I had), but I honestly just had a great time and had to blog about it!