Hi divas! I hope you all are having a fabulous week so far. As was mentioned in the Weekly Report yesterday, I ran 2 different 5Ks this past Saturday. As there is so much to report for these races, I have divided the recaps into two parts – one for each race. Today I am recapping the first race of the day – The Color Run Atlanta.
I drove down to Atlanta after work on Friday evening to crash at my bestie Chris’s house. Thank goodness he didn’t have to work on Friday so he was able to pick up our race bibs and shirts. After some takeout Chinese for dinner, I headed to bed early. But not before laying out my outfit for the race.
We woke up early Saturday morning to head down to the Atlanta Motor Speedway. As I am a little bit of a NASCAR fan, I was kind of excited when we got there. I made Chris take a photo of me in front of the track.
There was still about an hour before the start of the race so we took some time to explore, take photos and use the restroom. And there were some great signs that just made me smile.
Finally it was time to start. We participated in the conga line to the start line.
There were a ton of people there so we started in waves. This was very smart as it spread the participants out a bit. There was a color stop at every kilometer which was also nice. So less than 10 minutes into the race, it was time for my favorite color stop – pink.
On the way to the second color stop, there was a fabulous view of the speedway.
The race continued on with purple, blue and yellow color stops. I loved that the colors were spread out and each stop had fun music playing. Techno, Bob Marley and, for yellow, “Don’t Worry Be Happy.” I thought that was a nice touch. We made it to the finish line and picked up our bags and got some free food and water. And took a few after the color run photos. And, we got the Breakfast Club walking away pose that is a tradition when I run with Chris and his roommate T.
I have to say that I was a little reluctant to do a color run. I had heard how crowded they were and how the color got EVERYWHERE. Well the color did get everywhere. I had a pink chest area and blue stomach area once I took my shirt off to change clothes. And my white may never be white again but it was worth it. It was such a fun race. Being un-timed made racing a lot less stressful and the atmosphere was great. I think I smiled the ENTIRE time. If you get a chance to run a Color Run, you need to do it.
Be sure to check back tomorrow for the recap of my second race from Saturday – The Glow Run 5K Chattanooga.
I love hearing from my readers. Have you ever done a theme race? If so, which one and did you enjoy it?