I mean, even people who use races as training runs are still using it for something productive - to gain endurance, learn how to fuel properly, test out race day clothes, etc.
Personally, if I'm going to pay money to run a race I'm going to race. Not jog. Not see how it goes. Not just prance around for fun. Race. It might not always go well but I'll try. So when I heard about the Color Run a few months back I was intrigued. It's not a race for time. It's a race that you want to last as long as possible because it's so freaking fun.
I contacted the race director right away and asked him some questions about the race. He got busier and busier....because this race is blowing up. Most of the destinations sell out instantly - including Atlanta. Luckily they announced this week that there will be an encore race in Atlanta on April 7th - and I get to give away two race entries! (Just a heads up - I'll be giving away two more race entries to a new city next week. Stay tuned to find out which city!)
The Color Run will be in the following cities this year: Atlanta, Southern California, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Kansas City, Portland, Miami, Nashville...you get the idea. EVERYWHERE.
The basic idea is that as you run the 5k course wearing a white shirt. The race staff take care of the rest. Got it?
|Start like this...|
|And end up like this!|
Do you ever pay to run races just for fun?
I never have before - I can run for fun on my own. But I can't force people to throw color on me as I run around my neighborhood, so I'm definitely on board for the Color Run!
Want to win one of two free entries to the Color Run Atlanta on April 7th? Here's what to do - each entry is optional but each one counts as an entry for the race:
+1: Like The Color Run on Facebook and leave me a comment saying you did
+1: Like Gourmet Runner on Facebook and leave me a comment saying you did
+1: Spread the word about this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook or your own blog and let me know where!
+8: If you graffiti your entry on a wall somewhere and take a picture. DO IT.
I'll pick the winner at midnight on March 14th and announce the winner the next day!