The Color Run was everything I hoped it would be! Well, not so much RUN as Color PARTY, but still a blast none-the-less!
Saturday morning, I woke up after getting only about 3 hours of sleep AGAIN (I hate my job) making this race number 2 that I did with only 3 hours of sleep. My friend, Theresa that also ran in New Mexico with me, arrived at my place at 7:30 AM and we made our way over to the race. We sported our newly made tank tops to the event!
We found parking pretty easily because we know Denver well, but it wasn’t well listed on the info packet or website where they wanted you to park for the race. Luckily the museum has a 3 level underground parking garage that housed our car for the morning.
As we made our way across the field toward the start; you could already feel the energy bouncing from everyone! Music blared from the speakers….people we dancing…for being so early in the morning, everyone seemed to be full of energy and in a great mood!
We made our way to the back of starting line crowd. Thinking that we were running a little late because we were pretty far back was a mistake. Twice and many people that we passed filled in behind us! As we looked around, it was a sea of white! Everyone pre-race was bleach white waiting to be colored!
As we waited in line for our wave to start, we watched people practice with their color pouches by throwing them in the air to color bomb their friends.
Then, Finally! It was our turn! We neared the starting line, music played and the DJ counted down! We made our way through city park. There was so many people, it would have been impossible to seriously run, but obviously you don’t sign up for the color run if you’re trying to PR. We jogged along, people watching, getting sprayed by peoples’ colors until the first color zone!
I will tell you this….the color tastes disgusting!! I think it’s just dyed corn starch, so technically it is edible, but I highly recommend holding your breath as long as you can in the color zones! The website does suggest a scarf or something to tie around your mouth as well as sunglasses to protect your eyes. (The only thing I didn’t like about this race was the parents that brought small children…I saw numerous children crying because they didn’t understand to close their eyes or mouths and got a face full of color accidentally)
There were 4 color zones total: Blue, Orange, Green, and Yellow. I REALLY wanted a whole pink color zone, but no such luck, I had to wait till the color party afterwards to get pink-color-bombed.
We made our way to the Finish Festival where every 15 minutes they have a color throw countdown which makes for the famous color cloud that you see in the youtube videos.
It did look pretty cool being in the crowd when everyone threw their colors, but not gonna lie, it smelled gross, tasted nasty and made it really hard to breathe.
After that, we walked around the booths and headed home! Awesome race! We both had a blast!