Monday, April 28, 2014
Back in October my sister asked me if I wanted to tag along on a "Run or Dye" 5K. It sounded fun. A friend of my sister's had signed up so we created a team - "The Woggers" - those who would walk and jog (way less of the jogging) and have a fun day. My 16 year old daughter signed up too. The day finally arrived this past Saturday, April 25th.
What a fun day! The photo above is obviously a before picture. 10,000 participants took part in the event. We arrived all clean and ready to "wog." For the uninitiated, along the course, there are "dye stations" where a number of people toss powdered dye onto you as you pass by. There were five dye stations in all.
My daughter took off at a gentle jog shortly after we got started, but the old ladies in the group just kept plugging along.
At the end we looked like this (only missing a person because she took the pic, lol): .
After finishing the course, the participants all took out their own small packets of dye at the "party." The ensuing release of dye all at one time was hilarious, and I must say that the sky went black for minute as I stood in the crowd with all the colors raining down on me.
If you get a chance to do this, go for it. The event wasn't timed but was for charity and just a plain old good time. Messy, but fun.