Event: Color Me RAD 5K
location: Virginia Beach, Va
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When Zoloft and Balloon Animals can’t seem to raise your spirits, the best way to brighten your life
is running Color Me Rad 5K.
“Color Me Rad is a 5K that fires off in a blaze of color bombs, color cannons, color mortars, and multi-toned courses that guarantee your outlook will be brighter, your boyfriend will be more affectionate, your boss will finally remember your name, the hair on your head will grow back and the hair on your back will fall out, and your gray outlook will turn green like a spring morning.” (from the Color Me Rad website)
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A cold, rainy day may not seem like the best time to start off on a new adventure, but we did it anyway… wearing white t-shirts and new neon sunglasses we arrived in Virginia Beach for the pre-run/walk festivities. We joined the crowd and started dancing and before we knew it, we were warmed up and the rain stopped.
The emcee was a hilarious dreadlock man in pink leopard tights — he set the tone for fun. We saw runners and walkers of all ages, from little ones in strollers to grandmothers. We saw lots of women in colorful tutus, even some men in tutus. We saw bunny ears, wigs, assorted costumes and an entire bridal party in white with the bride in her full length gown. By the end of the event, all were completely covered in color! We power walked our way thru the course in less than an hour and had a blast – we are already looking forward to next year’s festivities! Just another way to live a colorful life. (thanks girls for sharing your photos)
WHAT I LEARNED: Who knew so many people power walked a 5K?
WHAT I LOVED: Dancing in the rain is a great way to start the day!