If you’ve visited my website for more than 8 seconds, you probably know I’m kinda lazy. I acknowledge that I need to exercise, though, to maintain the perkiness that is The Becky. Mostly I’d rather do it from the comfort of my own home where nobody cares about the decidedly unladylike noises I make while lifting weights or mocks me for how many times I must pause the treadmill to run upstairs and piddle.
I will, however, make an exception to play in the park for The Color Run. This sounds like entirely too much fun to be exercise!
The Color Run is a 5k, but don’t let that scare you. According to their FAQs, “There are plenty of other great 5ks out there to test speed and performance. This Color Run™ event is all about a color crazy day with friends and family. You can run, walk, crawl, or cartwheel if you wish!”
There’s no age limit to The Color Run which is also different from most other races. But the biggest difference is that throughout the course there are “Color Zones” where all the runners/walkers/crawlers/cartwheelers are pelted with different colored explosions of a cornstarch-based concoction. By the time you finish the race, you are a rainbow of silly gorgeousness.
Watch this The Color Run video… and this one …
Doesn’t that look like FUN?!
They do these events all over the country (and Australia) and in every venue they pick a cause or an organization to donate to.
Do you want to join my team for a Color Run in Denver at City Park on June 16? Speed is of the essence, not for the race, but for registration. Everyone has to register on their own, and apparently these races fill up fast. If you’re even toying with the idea of considering thinking about it, I suggest you add your name to the VIP list so you get notified when registration changes, or if they make announcements you need to be aware of.
It looks like early registration is open and costs $35/person. On March 1 the price goes up to $40 … and after May 1st it’s $45.
We’ll need a groovy team name, too. Here are some I’ll run up your flagpole:
• Lazy Psychedelic Relics
• Lazy Palette
• True Colors of Laziness
• Lazy Riot
• What Would Honey Badger Do?
So … are you in? I said, ARE YOU IN?? Let me know by leaving a comment. And check back in a couple of days where I’ll update this page with the Official Team Name so you can get registered. Even if you can’t join us, please tell me which name you like, or toss in one of your own. (We need to have one before we start registering, so we can all be on the same team. I’ll pick one by executive decision very soon.) I suspect I will have awesome prizes for my team too … Most Colorful … Pinkest … Best Use of Goggles or Headband … oh, the possibilities!
But seriously, ARE YOU IN???