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Color Me Rad and FUN – Review

on November 12, 2013

A few months back I was given the opportunity to become an Ambassador for Color Me Rad.  I jumped at the chance as I had never participated in a fun run like this before.

A few Sunday’s ago myself and two of my kiddos participated in Color Me Rad 5k Virginia Beach.  I’m pretty sure my kids were even more excited than I was!  A few of their friends had done it in the past and it had definitely become a bucket list item for all of us.  One of the coolest things is that kids under 7 can participate with a parent for FREE!  Sweet!

Packet pick up was done at Sports Authority, a local sporting goods store.  The line was a bit long but moved fairly quickly.  We got our Color Me Rad Swag which included shirts, bibs and a color bomb (bombs were given out post race for the after party).  There was also a Color Me Rad store where you could purchase shirts, shorts, bandanas, etc.  We picked up a few items including extra color bombs, because hey we didn’t want to chance coming home clean 😉

Race morning was cool and breezy but we got to the race early and had plenty of time to park and hang out.  My kids were bouncing off the mini-van (which we affectionately call the mommy-mobile) walls.  Hey no laughing, I totally rock it 😉  We were signed up for the first wave at 9 AM.  Pre-race we stopped for “clean” pictures.  The DJ was already pumping some music and there was a Zumba warm up just before start time.

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And we were off!  The kids were so exited and my son must have told me 10 times how cool the race was.  Within the 5k we were color bombed and splashed with various colors and fun.  The Virginia Beach run was mostly grass trails and is NOT a timed race, Color Me Rad is all about fun!  I took it slow to hang with my little man and not twist my ankle because I had a half marathon coming up.

Post race we stopped for “RAD” after pics and joined the post race party.  The DJ played games, threw out TONS of swag and extra color bombs.  We were lucky enough to catch not one but two (one for each kid) extra shirts and a rubber bracelet!  The DJ and crew threw out tons of extra color and did countdowns that led to huge color bombs.  My kids absolutely loved it all!

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I would recommend this race as a some good clean  colorful fun for the whole family.  It was a great experience but not meant for the serious racer wanting to PR.  So if you have kids or your just a big kid yourself I am sure you would enjoy a Color Me Rad 5k.

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One Response to “Color Me Rad and FUN – Review”

  1. Sounds like the perfect race to do with kids! I will have to see when/if it is coming to my town!

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