If you don't know what the heck I am raving about ........................
The Color Run™, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality, and giving back to the community.
Less about your 10-minute-mile and more about having the time of your life, The Color Run is a five-kilometer, un-timed race in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. The fun continues at the finish line with a gigantic “Color Festival,” using more colored powder to create happiness and lasting memories, not to mention millions of vivid color combinations.
(you can check out all the info on the web page): http://thecolorrun.com/australia/
The Gold Coast run was to raise money for The Ponting Foundation.
The Ponting Foundation provides funding for a wide range of essential services that comfort and nurture young Australian’s with cancer while providing emotional support and financial assistance for their family. They work with organisations such as the National Institute of Integrative Medicine, Redkite, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Children’s Cancer Institute Australia, to provide support for children with cancer as well as the development of research and preventative programs.
I immediately registered a team name THE DYE HARDS. (freaking brilliant I know).
|THE DYE HARDS|
|THE DYE HARDS|
Unfortunately the first one was rained out & it was rescheduled to June 2. That meant that TBF's family couldn't make it but my younger brother stepped up to the plate so it was Jeff, Mummsy and I.
So up out of bed we jumped at 6am & drove to Helensvale with the other 10,000 people doing the run. Jeff had to do a quick Bear Grylss/Indiana Jones jump from the car into the bushes for an emergency bladder relief and as Murphy's Law would have it the traffic began to move as soon as he hit the bushes. He had to run to catch up. hhehehheheh.
Then we decided to park away from the run & walk there.
We weren't sure exactly which way to go & of course, ended up walking the LONGGGGGGG way round which was ... no joke... about 5km itself!!. We were thirsty & already knackered before we even got to the start line but pretty soon we got all wrapped up in the excitement & got our second wind.
It was a bit boggy & muddy but as soon as we hit every km the inner child came out and everyone was giggling like school kids! My favourite was the BLUE section because you could go on a slip n slide & roll through the powder! SO MUCH FUN!!!
The 5km went by really quickly. We walked/jogged most of it. I wanted to do it again but my legs were killing me. The whole vibe of the event was so cool.
|My online fitness buddy KRISTEN !!|
|My brother the Nong.|
After we finished it was off to the big dance party area. Geez what a bloody mess!!!
Dye packets, empty drink bottles and mud and of course coloured dye everywhere!
We headed down towards the front where the action was. They had a DJ that was blasting out all the modern dance hits that I didn't know but I felt myself getting caught up in the atmosphere.
The "$20 in your pocket & this is fucking awesome" song was a HUGE hit & everyone went off!
Mum was jumping up & down like a loon! I lost my shit when House of Pain "Jump Around" came on!! Wooohooooo!
I sure am glad that I ended up getting a LIFE PROOF case for my iPhone so I could take heaps of photos.
Afterwards we followed the crowd & took a slightly shorter trek back to the car. All in all we walked about 15 bloody kilometers!!! OMG my quads & my lower back was KILLING ME and we were all getting a bit hangry (anger bought on by hunger)
We drove back to Jeff's and it felt SOOOOO good to have a hot hot shower & scrub the dye off.
I must admit today even after washing my hair THREE times it is still pink & purple.!
We had the BEST DAY and I can't recommend doing the Color Run highly enough.
I would HATE to be the person who had to clean up after the event was over. What a shit fight!
I really hope this becomes an annual event.
|THE COLOR RUN ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!|