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ERICWS SparkPoints: (8,307)
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12/30/13 4:27 P

Too expensive. They are run by a for-profit company, and the one near me was more than double the cost of an average timed race in my area.

I would do it if my kids wanted to do it, but these in my opinion are WAY too expensive. i can run an "untimed" 5k run for free. If I pay a fee, i want a sanctioned, timed race.

HHUGHES71 SparkPoints: (104,324)
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12/30/13 3:59 P

Did my first one in Nashville over the Easter weekend and LOVED it!!! The one they had in Oct didn't fit into my schedule, so I couldn't do it, but I am hoping to do it again next spring. If you are looking for a "fun" 5K and not one that is timed, I highly recommend this one!

ANDI_3K Posts: 1,757
12/30/13 3:42 P

I did my first in August. LOVED it. I am planning to do another this summer and then hopefully keep running after wards ( I injured my knee in Sept so I could not run mos t of the winter)

ALISSASJOURNEY SparkPoints: (14,758)
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12/30/13 12:22 P

I did the Color Me Rad 5k. It was amazing!! I had so much fun- I am pretty sure the Color Run and Color Me Rad are pretty similar. It was very motivational. It was my first 5k.

BOB5148 SparkPoints: (538,696)
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12/30/13 10:48 A


IMREITE SparkPoints: (418,582)
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12/30/13 12:56 A

They sound like fun. to bad i am not a morning person. but f it is not to pricey i could be tempted to try one this summer.

7/6/13 6:11 P

Next week will be my first one, I'm taking a road trip to Saint Paul with my best friend!

NFLATTE Posts: 9,538
7/6/13 1:14 P

Some friends of mine just did one in Chicago...Looked like tons of fun...I plan to do it next time around emoticon

KELLYK1027 SparkPoints: (7,572)
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7/6/13 12:43 P

I thought about it, but I found out that they are generally done for profit, and don't go towards any organization. They are fun, but I would prefer to do something for a non-profit.

GINA180847 SparkPoints: (187,203)
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7/6/13 12:28 P

I have to agree that I don't want water on me or heaven forbid paint even washable. But I wish we had long walks in an organized fashion. Our dog walks are fabulous and happen almost every day. It is rare that it doesn't happen. They can be from 4 to 12 km. long.

OZIETWIN Posts: 680
7/6/13 8:23 A

Thanks or all the feedback - I am watching my city and will sign up when one comes close. I am a beginner runner (I have walked for years) and think a fun type run will be a good first experience!

7/2/13 8:12 P

I'm doing one July 14th in the Twin Cities!! I can't wait!!

SPERRIN2012 SparkPoints: (181,188)
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7/2/13 5:18 P

Can't say that I have

FIELDWORKING SparkPoints: (29,946)
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7/2/13 5:12 P

I'm sure it is fun, but since I wear glasses, I don't like getting my glasses any dirtier than they need to be. It's bad enough that I get sweat and junk on them throughout the day without adding other things to it. I don't wear contacts and I don't want to ruin my backup pair either. I am rather particular. I don't like wearing band aids or latex gloves (which I've had to wear for things I do in the lab - not often though). Again, it's not something that would interest me but I am glad that other people enjoy it. I'm just weird like that. emoticon

ANNEMARGO Posts: 450
7/2/13 1:49 P

For those worried about the "paint" (it's really more like colored powder) washing out--it rinses out easily. I did treat my race shirt with vinegar because I wanted to keep the multi colored effect, but my capris washed up good as new, as did my hair. Also, most of the color runs aren't timed--it's about fun. The one I did actually had a competitive tier, a 5k fun run, and a 1 mile tier for those who were couldn't manage the 5k, but I think that's an exception to the rule.

Edited by: ANNEMARGO at: 7/2/2013 (13:54)
SBURDEN Posts: 11,181
7/2/13 9:07 A

not yet but they sound fun

JULISKA09 SparkPoints: (16,182)
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7/2/13 9:04 A

I've done a color run that was put on by the local parks and rec department, not the actual Color Run company. It was great fun.

I've also done a mud run, the Run for your Lives 5K where you dodge zombies. It was a blast, but more strenuous than the color run, obviously. I think the color run is absolutely perfect for beginners. Crowds, no clock, and lots of fun. Have fun!

BRUNETTESF SparkPoints: (8,025)
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7/2/13 5:23 A

Im doing my first one this Sunday with my running partner and Im really excited about it. I have done 3 races so far this year but this time I can have the fun factor added to my workout.

7/1/13 9:55 P

I want to do one so so much! It looks fun and it is part of my motivation to get in a better shape!

DEBBIE2072 Posts: 219
7/1/13 8:02 P

Never tried it but sounds like fun!

MNH1983 SparkPoints: (0)
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7/1/13 8:00 P

They are a lot of fun! Like others said, it is more focused on having fun than on competition. The colors washed out of my clothing with no problem.

LISS741 SparkPoints: (27,095)
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7/1/13 3:55 P

I'm doing one in October. Can't wait!!

OZIETWIN Posts: 680
7/1/13 2:05 P

My understanding is that the dyes all wash out - if you want your shirt to be stained you need to treat it with vineger before laundering.

I still think this sounds like fun!

FIELDWORKING SparkPoints: (29,946)
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7/1/13 1:52 P

Like Itsabsurd, getting dyes and colors stuck in my hair isn't worth it. I had a friend that did one and she enjoyed it. I'm just not into races. I prefer competing with myself. That's just me though. I don't mind getting dirty or sweaty but I just don't like the idea of getting paints (and similar things stuck to me). Dirt and sweat are easier to remove. It seems like it would also be easier to remove dirt and sweat stains from your clothes than the paints.

LBSPOERL Posts: 1,095
6/30/13 9:44 P

YES!!! I did my first 5k as the Color Run last summer. Definitely a lot of fun - I liked that it wasn't timed (though I wore a watch to keep track of my time myself).

ITSABSURD SparkPoints: (18,393)
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6/30/13 7:37 P

The idea sounds fun, but getting dyes and colors stuck in my hair is NOT worth it!

KNUCKLES145 Posts: 16,178
6/30/13 7:32 P

TRYJESUS2DAY SparkPoints: (12,948)
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6/30/13 5:55 P

What is a color run?

OZIETWIN Posts: 680
6/30/13 5:42 P

good luck AM_MORRIS87 - report back on how you liked it!

AM_MORRIS87 Posts: 1,665
6/30/13 3:18 P

I've never done one, but I'm registered for my first one on July 20th! I'm super excited! :)

MLAN613 Posts: 19,027
6/30/13 8:12 A

I personally don't care for adventure or color runs. I don't even go on water rides at amusement parks because I cant stand getting wet or dirty while wearing regular clothes.

I do know some people who regularly participate in these types of runs. They love them! I just encourage them to enjoy.

DASHKATH Posts: 862
6/30/13 6:11 A

I've heard of them but don't know exactly what they are. Are you just running and people throw dye on you? There has to be something else to it I would think.

SIMONEKP Posts: 2,764
6/29/13 10:56 P

I have, they are a ton of fun.

6/29/13 10:33 P

That sounds like a blast! I've never done one, but if anyone hears of one taking place in Calgary, let me know. Could do a mud run here. God knows we have the mud.

OZIETWIN Posts: 680
6/28/13 2:09 P

Wow! Thank you for all the positive feedback. I have looked into mud runs as well but want to start with something a little easier!

ANNEMARGO Posts: 450
6/28/13 1:27 P

I did a color run in late April. It was a hoot and a half! Soooooooo much fun, and much more focused on moving and having fun, rather than competition. Lots of families participating and even a couple dogs (though I wouldn't do that to my dog, but whatever.) And you definitely are more colorful at the finish line! If you go and want to preserve the tie dye effect on your t-shirt, soak it in white vinegar then throw it in the dryer. Then wash as usual.

MEGAPEEJ Posts: 732
6/28/13 1:27 P

I've had a few friends do color runs - they had a lot of fun and the pictures were AWESOME. I would love to do a 5k one in the next year or so.

I've done a mud run and it was a BLAST. Physically challenging and I was bleeding/bruised/exhausted after the fact, but the second I crossed the finish line my friends and I were already planning the next one. You feel like you can do anything after finishing one!

6/28/13 12:56 P

Mud runs are intense, but so much fun!!!

LAURENXX19 Posts: 547
6/28/13 12:47 P

Have you ever heard of a mud run? I thought that seemed neat as well.

LAURENXX19 Posts: 547
6/28/13 12:46 P

I haven't ran one before, but it's definitely something I want to try!

OZIETWIN Posts: 680
6/28/13 12:05 P

I have just found out about color runs (various lengths - I'm looking at a 5k) where you are sprayed with color during the event and end up looking like you are tie dyed.

Has anyone run one of these before? It sounds like fun!

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