My New Years resolutions always include fitness and spending more quality time with family. While I didn’t officially make a New Years resolution this year, I certainly plan to maintain a healthy exercise routine and commit to arranging more physical outings for my family. The The Color Run 2014 Kaleidoscope Tour will be the first step in the right direction. Family fun while working on my fitness goals is the perfect way to start the new year!
I participated in The Color Run 2013 with local blogging friends. It was my first time experiencing the fun 5K. The weather in Tempe last year was unusually cold and wet but didn’t deter too many participants from joining in the fun.
My husband also participated and by the end of the run we were completely covered in color!
Last year all participants received a shirt and headband. This year the gear is even better and includes a sling bag and bracelet too.
In 2013 The Color Run hosted more than 170 events in over 30 countries. You want to be part of this fun event in 2014!
If this is your first time participating you probably have quite a few questions. If you’re not a seasoned runner, don’t worry! The 5K is not timed and has participants at many different fitness levels. While passing each kilometer, participants are “doused” in color. From my experience last year, I can share that the color washes completely out of your clothing and off your body. We brought a change of clothes and towels to avoid any color getting on the car interior after the run. Also remember to bring a plastic or waterproof bag to carry your personal belongings (phone, camera, etc.). This was particularly important last year because of the rain. I’m guessing the sling bag included in the participant gear will be perfect for carrying any personal items while you run.
The Color Run is a family friendly event. Children under the age of 6 are free and do not require registration. Last year I saw many families walking and running with a stroller. My five year old daughter will be participating with us this year and is looking forward to the event. I anticipate taking much longer to make it through the entire race this year but can’t wait for the fun family memories!
Ticket prices vary as the event approaches each city. Use code “COLOR5OFF” to save $5 when purchasing your ticket online. The Color Run in Tempe 2014 will be held Saturday, January 25, 2013. After registration you will need to pick up your race bib and participant gear at the assigned location the day before the event or at the event location prior to the event. See your city run page for packet pickup information.
The Color Run partners with local charities to give back to each participating city. The Tempe event will be working with the Banner Children’s at Cardon Medical Center. What a great opportunity for our community!
Will you be joining “the happiest 5K on the planet” this year?
Enter to win registration in Tempe January 25, 2014. One winner will receive code to redeem complimentary registration. Winner will be selected at random January 10, 2014 11:59 pm MST.