Last weekend I had a blast doing the Color Run 5K with my friend Bonnie. What's the Color Run? Well, I imagine that someone saw some photos of a Holi celebration, thought, "How can I bring that to the U.S. in a non-religious context?" and decided a 5K was the way to go.
The 5K route was around Kansas City's sports complex. About every 3/4 of a mile, there was a Color Station with attendants who would throw handfuls of powdered pigment at you as you ran by. At the end of the race, they invited everyone to gather in a crowd for a Color Party, which meant opening up the packet of pigment you received at check-in and throwing it into the air. That's where the serious color came from.
Here are some of the photos I took that day:
Next on my agenda: The Glow Run on Saturday, July 14th. Because I'm obviously up for any color-oriented racing gimmick that someone can think up!