Ready to get “rad”iculous? Color Me Rad is a 5K event where participants start out wearing white and by the time they finish the 3.1 miles they are covered in so many colors it would make a 1st grader jealous. This is followed up by a massive party with a DJ, stage contests, color throws, a vendor/expo area, and more. Color Me Rad promotes health, wellness, an active lifestyle, and unbridled fun with friends.
SIGN ME UP!
Myself and other New Jersey and New York runners are gearing up for the most “rad”iculous running event of the year as Color Me Rad 5K returns on June 7, 2014 at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel and July 27, 2014 at MetLife Stadium. I’ve never done ANYTHING like this and I’m nervous, a bit scared, but SO EXCITED! This is perfect for those participating in my April Challenge!
Participants in this 5K aren’t trying to get their best time; they’re trying to have their best time. They aren’t awarded in medals, but they take home tie-dyed t-shirts, share-worthy photos, and colorful memories. Color Me Rad is all about encouraging the fun side of fitness, and three seasons in, people continue to join the rad running revolution. Isn’t this what being a Get Fit Diva is ALL about?
More than 950,000 runners across North America have participated in Color Me Rad. The non-competitive, family-friendly atmosphere makes this race accessible to all, and kids 7 and under run free with an adult. Runners start the race with a sparkling white t-shirt. By the time participants cross the finish line, they’ll look like a kindergarten art project gone oh-so-right. Finishers celebrate their accomplishment by throwing their own Color Bomb into the air, creating a final explosion of color. In addition to the run, post-race dance parties, innovations such as color blasters, and a “bring your friends” atmosphere keep people coming back each year.
Inspired by the Holi Festival of India, a group of friends decided to bring some excitement to the sport of running through color, music, and a total disregard for the mundane. “We want our runners have a ridiculous amount of fun,” said race organizer Scott Crandall. “This is your chance to get out of the box and have a great time while you’re getting fit.”
Color Me Rad is a for-profit event that gives a portion of the proceeds of each race to a local charity. “The only thing better than getting covered from head to toe in color is knowing that it also helps a good cause,” Crandall said.
Participants of all ages are welcome to run or walk. Registration is available at colormerad.com.
I’m helping get the word out about Color Me Rad 5K events in my area– PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ on June 7 and at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on July 27 . I’ll be at the July 27 event ready to get my Color Run on! Color Me Rad 5K doesn’t want me to have all this fun alone so they giving away three FREE entries to the Jersey shore race and three FREE entries to the MetLife Stadium race.
Just want to register TODAY? Here’s a special code that gives you 10% off registration:
Jersey Shore 10%: FITDIVAS
NYC/METLIFE 10%: RADDIVAS
Round up your friends and get colorful!
Disclosure: I was given free race entries for and entries as giveaways for writing this post. All opinions are 100% my own.