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Time for the Color Run

on February 8, 2013

You might recall some time last year when I posted about the Color Run, which was coming to Australia for the first time in 2012/2013. Well, Sydney’s time has come and it all happens on Sunday morning. Basically, it’s a really fun run – the organisers call it the happiest 5k on the planet – and at each km mark, a group of random strangers throw brightly coloured powder at you. Hopefully not in a mean way, although my lovely friend Steph is prepared and bought us some protective glasses (don’t worry, they’re not like a scientist’s lab goggles, they’re Ray Ban lookalikes).

Uh huh.

Uh huh.

We sure are!

We sure are!

We went along last night to register for the event in the CBD and if the registration hype is anything to go by, we are in for a great time on Sunday. It was a lovely sunny evening and the music was pumping as hundreds of people stood in Martin Place after work to check in, get their packs and maybe buy some of the crazy Color Run gear on offer. Pink tutu? Sure! Knee-high fluoro socks? Absolutely! White short shorts with ‘COLOR THIS!’ written across the back? Alrighty then. For the record, we didn’t buy these things, just saw them for sale at the Color Run shop.

The official Color Run tutu.

The official Color Run tutu.

Yep, all that.

Yep, all that.

Anyways, we’ve got our official t-shirt, race bib, headband, temporary tattoo, big pack of coloured powder to throw at the ‘finish line festival’ and the rest of our gear ready and we’re very excited to be out there on Sunday. At Sydney Olympic Park, no less. With my friends Steph, Stef, Steph and Anne in the Sydney summer sunshine. (The Steph/Stef/Steph bit isn’t a gag either – it wasn’t a pre-requisite, must just be something great in the name!)

The Shirt.

The Shirt.   

The Race Gear.

The Race Gear.

The Powder.

The Powder.

And if you’re interested, or if you just want to see something cool, or if you want to get in the zone for Sunday Run Day, here’s the official Color Run You Tube clip… Have a great weekend!

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6 responses to “Time for the Color Run

  1. Megan O'Leary says:

    WOW! Have fun. Looking forward to photos

  2. I am soo jealous, I have a wedding on on Sunday so I cannot do it…. I am sure you will have a ball, I cannot wait to see the photo’s!

    Have a great weekend of sun and colour :-)!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I will be there is spirit with you Cath and would definitely be there myself if I wasn’t…well…here! Have fun and yes please to photos!

  4. Howdy Sparks – May the force be with you (will you be wearing your pinkies?)

  5. You guys sure know how to have fun!

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