Some people asked us if this race was a gay pride/awareness thing. I pulled this from the Color Run website it's self:
ABOUT USThe Color Run™, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality, and giving back to the community.
- White color run shirt ( I liked mine so much I ended up wearing another white shirt the day of so my race shirt wouldn't get ruined)
- White color run headband
- 2 color run temp tattoos (I put one on my cheek)
- Safety Pins
- Arm bracelett
- Color packet (to be opened at the end of the race)
The morning of we blasted Space Jam as our pre-race jam and got our white on. Within 10 minutes of walking to the stadium a lady, with a color run shirt on, offered us a ride. Gotta love good race karma. Upon following the herd of people , like sheep, we found the beginning of the race (but couldn't help pose by my favorite color)
The place was packed! My bib # started with 40,000 but I didn't think it was a real number ( it looked like a pretty standard bib they used/reuse at other color runs)..but.. After seeing the amount of people, I could believe it.
After meeting family in the back, we waited...and waited...and waited... Our wave of people didn't make it to the start line until an hour and fifteen minutes after the start of the race. There was an elevator and stairs , off to the side, that took you to part of the route that people were bailing out to take, but we wanted to full experience of the start.
The course was pretty awesome, It took you downtown Nashville. There people, not involved in the race, walking around and looked at us like we were crazy. Well I guess you could say we were!
AHH! Pink I was so excited. Some family members and I actually got on the ground and made color angels, it was awesome.
That's when we released our packets of color that was included in our packet pickup
They had a pretty awesome ....color/mosh pit after a lot of people left... but we joined in and had a great time!!!
Let's just say ...I got my color.....on..LOL..
It was awesome!...It's the perfect event for those that are runners and those that arn't runners. We ran at some parts, but walked most of the way. Most people did. They have a ton of events in the US . I WOULD HIGHLY SUGGEST finding one close to you and doing it with friends and family!