(Closed) Color Me Rad vs Color Run

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I did the Color Me Rad 5k in October.  It was a blast.  You run (obviously) and you get to different stations where five or six people have “color” and either throw it on you or squirt it on you, depending on the color.  At the end there’s this big party and you get completely covered in color.  It’s so fun!  I would definitely do it again!  Let me find a picture from the end for you…

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015
Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I did the color run in Philadelphia when some friends came up to visit, and it was really fun!  It was VERY laid back, so if you’re a serious runner, this is not the race for you–  I’m pretty confident it wasn’t even a full 5K.  They spray you with the color every kilometer, and then at the end there’s a big festival with music playing and every few minutes they count down and everyone throws their color packets in the air.  It was a lot of fun!  They give you one free packet, and you can buy more for $1 at the festival, which I thought was silly, but we had a color fight with our free packets and it was the most fun part of the whole thing, so I kinda wish we had bought some more to throw.  It made for great pictures!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve only heard of the color run but after reading up on color me rad, they look pretty much to be the same thing. I guess it depends on which date and location work best for you! I’ve always wanted to do something like this, it looks like so much fun!

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve done the Color Run twice and they’re both a lot of fun, although the experience varies based on the venue and the number of attendees. The first one I went to was one of their first ones, so it wasn’t as popular. The colors stained my skin somewhat badly (in the areas with moisture) but the venue was nice and there was a lot of color to go around. The second time I went, they improved on the color in that it didn’t stain anymore but the colors were not as bright and saturated as the previous time. In addition, they had SO many people signed up that it was just a HUGE moshpit of people and it was rather hard to run without tripping over someone or something (e.g. strollers). In addition, the first venue I went to was nicely paved and the second one was in a parking lot and it had big potholes and rocks and I’m surprised no one fell or tripped. I also felt that there were more color stations at the first one I went to.

Words of advice:

1) Bring a small towel/bandana to cover your mouth. The color is made of cornstarch, and when you are in the color tunnel section, it gets VERY hard to breathe. Plus, your teeth get stained if your mouth is open.If you have sensitive eyes, bring sunglasses bc that’ll keep a lot of the powder from getting in your eyes. Otherwise, you can squint.

2) Have fun. No personal bests will ever be set at one of these. There are just way too many distractions and people.

3) Park further away from the crowd bc A LOT of people come to these things.

4) If you don’t want to get your car dirty, the dried areas of color will come off with a rag/towel since it’s dried cornstarch.

5) Take photos! If you are going to use your phone as a camera, you can wrap it in plastic wrap or a ziploc bag to keep the color out.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@lilbluebird:  Thanks for the great advice!! I hope to do a Color Run someday. 🙂

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@lilbluebird:  I saw a lot of people doing all those thngs!

I did the Color Run here in Denver and it was great.  I would recommend all the things she said plus a few more (fairly obvious but a lot of people did not think of them when I went.)

Wear an older pair of sneakers and (sports bra) that you don’t mind getting all colorful.  Obviously same goes for the clothes you wear.  I didn’t wear the run t-shirt the day of.  I just bought a white tank and shorts at Family Dollar that I threw out later.  I’m glad I didn’t wear the t-shirt because a lot of people comment on the t-shirt for some reason lol.  There are instructions on how to keep your shirt colorful if you do choose to wear it and hold on to it.

I also wore my sunglasses which still have traces of color on them lol.  Mine are prescription so I had no choice but if you do I would suggest getting a cheap pair.  It helped with the sun and with keeping the stuff out of your eyes!

Also since I took public transportation I wore one of those string bags like this:

 

The color didn’t stick but I still wrapped all my stuff in there in a plastic bag just incase. I’m not a serious runner either so the bag didn’t bother me and it didn’t more around a lot.  I did have a absence of color on that part of my back after the run was over lol.  But that was quickly fixed by everyone throwing the color around at the festival after.  And finally I did not wear my e-ring because I didn’t feel like taking all the color of it later.  That’s one of the times were having a plain w-band is ideal! Lol.

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Blushing bee

I did the color run in Sept in Englishtown, NJ.

Tips: wear old clothes/sneakers, wash your hair as fast as you can afterwards especially if you’re a blonde, same applies for body, park as close to the exit as you can, it took us over an hour to leave. This is not a serious run, and actually we didn’t run on our scheduled time either, we got tired of waiting so we went with the earlier time group. No one cared as it is total madness. Lots of fun though.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

@fivedogsrule:  On these particuar runs, you can walk. there were people with strollers. It’s really more about the fun of it than actual running.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Fiance did the color me rad and they gave him sunglasses, a t shirt and the packet of color. To me, it looks like you get more covered in the color me rad race

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Color Run!

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