The Color Run is one of those events you see on TV, in ads and hear on the radio and think wow that sounds really cool. Well I thought that for a few years before I had the chance to participate for the first time last year during The Color Run Kaleidoscope Tour. Finishing that race was something I always wanted to do but never thought I would. It was aaa-may-zing! So when I realized that The Color Run SHINE Tour was coming to Fayetteville this year I knew that I wanted to be there no matter what. For me doing this was part of my promise to myself to Live My Happy – to enjoy every moment, make memories and most of all be happy!
Growing up I was always the kid who was protected from EVERYthing! This also meant there were a lot of experiences that I never had because my Grandmother questioned the safety, protection, etc. As an adult I have fought to find my own courage to move beyond my fears and try to experience life to the fullest. For me living my happy is finding my way beyond my normal comfort zone. The Color Run definitely qualifies as being outside that zone.
This year when I saw that the theme was SHINE I knew this was going to be amazing fun! I love all things that sparkle, glitter and well – shine 😉 The fact that this year The Color Run was giving a medal to all finishers of the race just added the icing to my happy cake!
Yup! A Medal! I could hardly believe it. This was awesome because not receiving a medal was probably my only disappointment from finishing last year’s race. I think I registered for The Color Run SHINE Tour sometime in February and I was counting down the days the entire time.
Okay so we were down to the wire. Only 2 days before the race and I needed finalize my race outfit and Check In and pick up my Race Packet. I headed out the day of the Check In a bit early and started trying to find the most important parts of my outfit: the tutu, my wig and my sneakers. My color is pink. Always has been. So I was looking for a hot pink tutu and a new wig since the one from last year was still filled with the colorful remnants of my first race.
After grabbing the essentials of my outfit I headed over to Kohl’s where the Check In Party was being held. The store was buzzing with people excited about the race to come. The race packet pick-up went really fast and smoothly. They were organized and everything came down to a quick scan of a QR Code from my Registration email.
After not being able to find the color pink I wanted in stores I found my hot pink glitter tutu right at The Color Run Store for $15! I was so excited and happy to have my outfit ready for the big day…
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At the last minute, I found out that my Teenager would be able to participate in the race with me! Can you say awesome sauce? This was going to be the best and I knew it. My son and I are very close and we love making memories together.
We arrived a bit early to make sure I had good parking and then we played the waiting game as the pre-race festivities began. We checked out a few vendors, danced along with the Zumba fun on stage, grabbed a KIND Bar to help give us a bit of fuel for the race and even caught a pic with the The Color Run Runicorn.
Then it was time to Conga our way to the Start Line. The Conga went kinda fast but the Start Line not so much. The Color Run has staggered starts to help control the crowd of racers. So even though it was a bit of a wait we had a blast people watching, dancing and just having fun with the people around us.
So that’s it! The Color Run SHINE Tour for me was a way for me to make new memories with The Teenager, step even further out of my comfort zone and live my happy to the fullest and in bright pink living color!
If you’re looking for a way to share a day with someone you love and make some really awesome memories be sure to head over to The Color Run and see when they will be in a city near you – I promise you will have one of the happiest days of your life!
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