Thursday, May 24, 2012

Color, Color Everywhere.


I love when people come up with fun ideas for fitness. What I do not love is when someone's idea is copied over and over until the once fun idea just seems tired.

Case in point? Color Runs.

You know what I'm talking about, right? It's a 5K run and you get splashed by all kinds of color powders along the way. As of right now, there are three separate events that all sound exactly the same. I'm not sure which was first, but here they are:

The Color Run
The Color Run is a one of a kind experience that is less about speed and more about enjoying a color crazy day with your friends and family. Our events, are all about people of all different speeds, ages, shapes, and sizes toeing the start line. Whether you are a casual morning mall walker or an Olympic athlete, the 3 miles of the Color Run course will be the most enjoyable real estate you’ve traveled in a VERY long time.  You will love this Color Dash of fun!

Color Me Rad
Start out as clean as a newborn babe, and throughout the run, you'll coat your chaffing thighs with blue, green, pink, purple, and yellow until your face, shirt, and body come out silkscreened like a tie-dyed hippy on the other side. Yup...that is how you turn regular running into The Art of Running tm!
Each section of the run adds a new explosion of color to your clean, painter’s palate until you cross the finish line into a final blitzkrieg of color.

CMy5K
If you’ve done a traditional 5K, you know they can be a bit bland. But CMY5K  is the running equivalent of Dorothy’s house landing on the Wicked Witch. Waves of virginal white runners and walkers will start every 3-5 minutes. Then, at each kilometer, CMY5K staff and volunteers will powder participants in Color Splash Zones.

I'm all for a fun event, but at this point, is there really any difference between these three?