Do Hue Like to Run?
Forget color blocking, try color walking
Let’s face it: As fun as it is to say that you ran a marathon, the process can actually be pretty grueling, and by the time you finish, all you want is an ice bath, a cheeseburger, and an ice cream cone topped with multicolored sprinkles.
Luckily, color runs are popping up all over the country and they make marathon runners feel like a kid in a candy store. And though you may look like you got into a scuffle with Nicki Minaj’s stylist as you cross the finish line, you’ll feel as vibrant as the colors adorning your once-white T-shirt!
That’s right, color runs are 5ks designed for participants of all ages and ability levels who want to enjoy their run and celebrate each kilometer with a splash of color! At 1k, your shirt will be sprayed with yellow powder, at 2k with blue, at 3k you’ll be seeing green, 4k is pink, and at the finish line you’ll party with everyone in a color extravaganza!
The vivid powder is 100% natural and safe — it’s made of food-grade cornstarch — and is tossed by trained professionals (aka volunteers, sponsors, and staff) as you run or walk by. If you’re stressed about getting dirty, worry not, it all washes out. If you’d like to keep your dyed shirt as a memento, just spray it with vinegar first, and iron it before the run.
Look for a super fun color run in your area and don’t forget to stick around for a pigment party of epic proportions!
xx, The FabFitFun Team
Posted on July 6, 2012