Since running the Sarasota Half Marathon I’ve scaled back on my running a bit, partially because it’s nearing summer and it’s getting warmer but mostly because my body and my mind needed a little break. In case you didn’t know it, I happen to be a bit of a perfectionist and I also have a touch of O.C.D. Okay, a little more than a touch but the point is because of these things I tend to take my running quite serious. Too serious sometimes.
Recently, through the Tampa Bay Bloggers, I was offered the chance to run in the Color Me Rad 5K in Tampa on April 18th and while this is a race I have always wanted to do, it presented me with another challenge. I was going to be running for fun and not trying for a PR. To tell you the truth, this made me want to do it even more!
I think Color Me Rad is going to be a blast and I wanted to share the experience with my friends so this year I’ll be running with my little friend Jayde, my friend Lori, and her daughter Jen. All three of them are fairly new to running and really starting to enjoy it and I think this is going to be the perfect venue for them. What a great way to fall in love with running, right? Or to fall back in love with it, in my case.
Color Me Rad is kid friendly, walker friendly, and this year they have 8 color stations. EIGHT! That’s more than any other color race and it’s all gluten free. They also give you some pretty cool swag including free photos, an awesome T-shirt and these rockin knee high socks, hollah!
I’m so excited about this event. You start out in your whitest of white and throughout the run, the race volunteers coat you with liquids, powders and gels of color and you finish looking like a Jackson Pollock painting. After the run, there’s a party with music and food! It’s going to be so much fun and I plan on taking a ton of pictures!
I wish I could bring everyone with me but since I can’t, here is a code that you can use to get 40% off registration. Just click on the image to register.
And because I think this is a race everyone should run I’m going to give away 2 race entries to two people! If you win an entry, you’ll also win a second one and you can share this awesome adventure with one of your friends. Enter below and I’ll be announcing the winners on Friday, April 10th.
(This is for the Color Me Rad Tampa race only.)