Color Me Happy: The Happiest 5K on the Planet

What do you get when you combine running, color and happiness? Well, the answer is simple, The Color Run.

Photo Credit: Laura Rochester via The Color Run Facebook page

On Sunday, July 15, The Color Run splashed Roy G. Biv — the color spectrum — all over the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, and what an experience it was.

For those of you who do not know what The Color Run is — it’s a 5k designed for “casual morning mall walkers or olympic athletes” — but, no matter what, “The Color Run course will be the most memorable and colorful run of your life,” according to The Color Run’s website.

Initially, I was nervous about running without my iPod (I cherish it too much to have it plastered in color). I had never done so before. But, the atmosphere of this 5K is uplifting and motivating. There’s something about running through clouds of color that unites people.

As you run the Color course, color stations are located at each kilometer, runners are giving each other high fives as they run past one another, and are decked out in the signature white t-shirt only hoping to be drenched in color.

I know I said it before, but let me say it again. The Color Run is extremely uplifting. Everyone has something to be happy about. Whatever bring you happiness, do it and celebrate it.

If you have the opportunity to be a color runner, then please take advantage of it.

Here are some of my pictures from the The Happiest 5K on the Planet:

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Let’s take a moment to celebrate what we have in our lives to be happy about.

Still haven’t had enough of The Color Run? Check out one runner’s video:

For more information on The Color Run, check out their website here.


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