Last Saturday was the Color Run in San Diego and I was there as a KindAwesome ambassador. It’s the first time I participated in this kind of event and I was glad Denise from Do You Have That in My Size? came with me. She ran it last year and had tips on navigating the colors and more.
We picked up our bibs and race packets which included a cute t-shirt, headband and wristband all in a reusable tote bag the day before. There was the opportunity to purchase fun color run gear like sunglasses, socks and more. I did pick up a tutu to complete my outfit!
That morning we arrived as suggested at the early hour of 6:45 after a quick stop at Starbucks. It gave us plenty of time to finish our coffee and get the gear on for the run. There were several waves of starts but we wanted to be in the first one at 8 am so we could make other commitments later in the morning.
The emcee was entertaining as we waited and gave away lots of Color Run gear but it didn’t make it to us. After the national anthem was sung, we were ready to go.
The San Diego event was held at Qualcomm Stadium which is home of the San Diego Chargers (go Chargers!) and the route looped within the parking lot. We passed through four color stations and (blue, yellow, pink and purple) and there was more color at the finish.
We were pretty colorful afterwards as you can see in the photo above. We stopped by the Kind booth and picked up the delicious Almond & Coconut bar and I introduced myself to the team.
There were lots of great activities going on and photo opps but we had to get going so we stopped by the Shout station for a cleaning.
They used what looked like leaf blowers to blow the colored powder off the runners/walkers. It worked darn good and although I brought towels for the car trip home they really weren’t needed.
The Color Run is not a run to try to get your personal best. In fact, I didn’t even see timers on the route. It’s designed to be fun and definitely meets that goal. There are Color Runs coming up in many cities so check the calendar here and plan on going if it’s near you.
Have you ever participated in a Color Run?