Hawaii Mom Blog: The Color Run




November 10, 2015

The Color Run

We got our medals!

Before this year, I quickly dismissed any invitations to running events.  And when I say quickly, I mean I wouldn't even consider it.  But now that my daughter is 8, I like to look for active and fun events we can do together.

The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5K on Earth, caught my interest because it was a fun run and not timed so we could take our time walking.  She had been exposed to a mini-Color Run at her Summer Fun program so she was excited about it.  

On race day, we found parking easily near the event out in Kapolei.  The race was well organized and they sent participants in waves with runners on the left and walkers on the right to avoid being overcrowded.  The course is marked with 4 color stations (blue, pink, orange, and yellow) with a water station before the last color.  But if you have kids in your group, definitely bring your own water.  We learned our 8 year old girls got very whiny when hot.  

The girls immediately perked up when running through the color stations where volunteers would motivate you with high fives and douse you with color powder.  At the finish line, they passed out packets of color powder and our shiny medals.  The girls had the best time at the end of the event throwing powder EVERYWHERE.  This was probably the least exciting part for me as I learned at the orange station that there is such a thing as throwing too much color.  Totally worth it though!  Especially when my daughter thanked me for taking her because she had so much fun.   

Racing with friends always makes it more fun.

They don't actually realize the race is about 3 miles long.  Pace yourself! 

Encouraging signs everywhere!

The girls LOVED the Color Run!


1 comment:

The posts published on Hawaii Mom Blog are personal experiences and opinions only. Press releases and other information from business are shared if believed they may be of interest to Hawaii Mom Blog readers. Press releases/information from businesses do not reflect personal opinions. Unless otherwise specified, products are provided by the sponsor free of charge, and no monetary compensation is received. Hawaii Mom Blog assumes no liability for any malfunction, injury, or other loss or damage, whether direct, consequential, or incidental, arising out of services, companies, or products that have been featured, reviewed, given away, advertised, or written about on Hawaii Mom Blog. Click here for the Terms of Use.