WOD: 3.1 miles (about 30 minutes)
Saturday morning J and I got up super duper early to make the drive from Orlando to The Color Run in St. Petersburg. I’ve been looking forward to this for more than a month so once my alarm clock went off I was ready to GO GO GO!
We left with what I thought would be enough time to pick up my packet before 8 a.m. but there were 10,000 other people with the same idea. Not exaggerating. Traffic was absolutely insane. We finally got to park about 45 min. later.
I wasn’t really prepared for a crowd this size so I was just a tad overwhelmed. So many people in white and so many tutus! Apparently I wasn’t the only one with that idea.
Packet pickup took another hour so for anyone running this in the future I’d definitely suggest picking up before race day.
Once I was all checked in I headed to the starting crowd. They had us all leave in huge groups every five minutes or so.
Before I knew what was happening we were ready to go!
I’m talking walkers (of the undead kind), strollers, babies, small children and grandmas in wheelchairs. I tried to run most of the way but was stuck in a bottleneck of walkers quite a few times along the course.
No worries it was still a ton of fun.
Each kilometer was supposed to have a different color zone but I only counted four zones.
First up was pink (too short IMHO) then blue, orange and yellow.
Raffi from Running Betty was one of the volunteers. I love this picture of her!
I think I’m getting old.
Even a furbaby got in on the colorful action.
Chevy was handing out water bottles and hosting picture ops. I got a hot pink water bottle to match my pink and orange stained shirt.
I had such a great time and can’t wait to do another color event in the future!
Want to join me?
Color Me Rad, another color-filled 5K, is coming to Miami on Feb. 2. I’ll have two FREE entries to giveaway to YOU soon so stay tuned!