Thursday, July 19, 2012

Color Me Rad 5K

Last weekend I ran the Color Me Rad 5K in Boston with Team FitFluential.

Matt, Caitlin, Janine, me, Heather

The race was held at South Shore Plaza, which is a huge mall just south of downtown. Participants had to be there by 7:15 to avoid the road closures (even though the course was set up on the mall parking lots). We made plans to meet up before our wave at 8:00.

There were so many people there and everyone was wearing WHITE! Finally I spotted the others in their team shirts!

After parting with Janine, who was still waiting in line for her race swag, we headed to the starting line. On the way we decided to have our own pre-race attempt at a color party!

After a short wait, we were off! Here is how it works: along the course there are flagged sections. When you run through the flags, volunteers toss or spray (yep, some of the color is in water form) color on you.

Even though this wasn't actually a race, or a 5K for that matter, it was TONS of fun! I had the best time hanging out with CaitlinHeather, and Matt during the run and at the finish line color party.

In addition to being tons of fun, this race has great swag. The shirt is ladies fit and the glasses are perfect for wearing during the run and after. And bonus, you can preserve your color-dyed shirt too!

This is definitely an event you want to do with a group of people - friends, family, co-workers. Just be prepared to be covered in color.

Oh, and here is a little video of the finish line color party.

*Special shout out to my husband for getting up so early, driving me down to Boston, and being our official #TeamFitFluential Photographer (once again!)

Who has done Color Me Rad?

What was your favorite part?


  1. I was a cheeeeerleader at our COLOR RUN this year.
    next year?
    Im sooo getting my healed piriformis COLORFUL!!


  2. So fun! Bummed I missed it but next time for sure!

  3. I'm doing Color Me Rad in October :)

  4. omg those things look sooo fun. I keep thinking about entering. I love how you put Team Fitluential on your shirts and now I'm considering that for an upcoming race! --Ericka @ The Sweet Life (

  5. I really want to do one and totally just looked, but the one near my is 2 hours away the weekend before MCM so I think I'm going to have to skip it:(
    There is always next year. Looks like so much fun.

    1. I think they're pretty popular, so one may be closer too!

  6. Loved looking at the pictures but I am still convinced I could never do one of these race. Looked fun though!

    1. It might be fun to do with a friend or family member who is just getting started since there is absolutely NO PRESSURE to run like a race.

  7. Looks like so much fun!!! I'm doing the Color Run in New Orleans in November! I can't wait!!!

  8. I just finished my 5th week of couch to 5k. I would love to do 5ks, but mostly I'm doing them to become a runner, something I've always thought was beyond my ability.
    As for a color run, I don't know if I could handle it. Having people throw/shoot stuff on me while I'm running sounds traumatic. ; ) Looks like you got some great pictures of it! : )

    1. It would actually be a great race to do! There's no pressure about time (they don't even have a clock) and they encourage you not to rush! That was my biggest worry when I first started running.

      The people "coloring" you are very good about erecting it to your body. And if you stay in the middle, you avoid most of it. Most of the color on people's heads is either done on their own or during the finish line color toss party.

  9. What a blast! That looks like so much fun.
    My Running Shortz


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