Fitness

The Happiest 5K on the Planet! (OR: Yes, I’m really doing it!!)

 
 

Have you heard of The Color Run?

is a five-kilometer, un-timed race in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. The fun continues at the finish line with a gigantic “Color Festival,” using more colored powder to create happiness and lasting memories, not to mention millions of vivid color combinations.

 
I’m really excited. If you don’t know me in real life, you may not know that I’m significantly overweight (maybe you do, I don’t know; maybe I type fat). And I’ve been looking for something to get excited about and give me something to work toward.
 

not an actual picture of my friend, although I’m sure she looks smashing in a tutu

Last June an old high school friend posted pics from her Color Run and I was intrigued. I am definitely not a runner, but it actually looked like a lot of fun.

Then I started working with several fairly serious runners. I still think they’re crazy, but one in particular kind of inspired me. I wouldn’t call her my hero or anything, but she did somehow get me to thinking about running.

And then I bought this *REALLY*COOL* treadmill that allows me to download pre-programmed workouts, complete with Jillian Michaels yelling at me.

And then I realized that The Color Run is going to be in Orlando this fall! So I thought – what the hell! Let’s do this!!

 
So finally to the good part – since I’ve decided to run/walk/crawl 3.1 miles like a freaking lunatic, I want you to do it with me! :~) Naturally.
 
There are only 2 rules: wear white at the starting line and finish plastered in color!
 
OH! I almost forgot the best part! Kids 5 and under can run for free and don’t need to register! (Now I just have to find a double-jogging stroller to get covered in paint)
 
But wait! There’s more! I got you a COUPON!! 
 
 
 

If you’re in Central Florida and want to join SuperDad and at least a couple of our Littles at the Citrus Bowl on Sunday, September 22, click the graphic to the left to register, then use PROMO CODE: COLORORLANDO to get $5 off your registration fee!

Please note: Most COLOR RUNs sell out and the promo code does NOT guarantee you a spot in the race so if you’re planning to join us, you need to register ASAP!

Then post in the comments to let me know you’re coming, and we can work out a way to recognize each other (how fun is that!).

 
 

If you’re not in the Central Florida area, but you still want to join the COLOR RUN fun, click on the graphic to your right, select your city and use PROMO CODE COLOR5OFF to get your $5 off.

Still post in the comments that you’re participating, I’ll take all the moral support I can get!

 
Hint: If you register as a team of 4, the registration is automatically $5 cheaper for each runner. You can also use a PROMO CODE on top of that and save a total of $10 per runner (!!) 
 
How does a “Color Team” work compared with a solo runner?
 
Pretty simple, you register as a (4 minimum/infinity max) unit rather than as an individual.  You get to pick a groovy custom team name, anything from The Roy G Biv All-stars to We Sweat Rainbows.  You then get to run/walk together and “help” each other get really colored up over the 5 color kilometers.  There is no “relay” component and team members can finish together as a unit or separately.
 
PLEASE NOTE: The COLOR5OFF promo code is valid in ANY city that is not sold out. However, most all of the races sell out, so you need to sign up now. The promo code does NOT guarantee you a spot in the race so when you find the race closest to you that is still open, you need to register ASAP. If you try to use the code in a city that is not sold out and it doesn’t work, please let me know ASAP. I’m told it is a quick fix.