Mimi V a writer, social media manager, foodie, music lover, and mum, currently residing in Sydney with Mr V, two little Vs and doggy V.
The running craze sweeping the globe is coming to Sydney
The Color Run is one the most fun and innovative developments in running that I have ever heard of. So much so, that it has me, one of the most die-hard non-runners ever, considering getting out there and getting involved. That is no mean feat, believe me.
This crazy event is a 5 km fun run where runners of all levels, ages and aptitudes get together to raise money for charity, and have a rollicking good time while they're at it. They use the term "run" very loosely too – you can hop, skip, stagger, swagger, roll or walk your way around the course at your own pace and nobody will care. Kids can also take part, even those in prams or slings.
The real twist though is that The Color Run is all about colour. See what they've done there? More specifically, it's a take on the Hindu festival of Holi, where it is traditional to cover everyone and everything with natural color dye as part of the celebrations. In the color run the runners start off in pristine white clothes and are splattered with (natural corn starch, non toxic, non-allergic etc) dye as they pass four different color "zones" of the course, which takes them around Sydney Olympic Park. The colour fun doesn't end there though, there's a big after party for the runners and their supporters, so you can really make a day of it.
This is not a timed run, so the emphasis is really on having fun, raising money for charity and gaining a truly unique, and possibly once in a lifetime activity.
The rules of the race are simple: Rule #1 It doesn't matter whether you're young, old, fast or slow, all participants are welcome to run or walk. Rule #2 You must wear a white top or shirt and be at the strating line at 8am sharp! Rule #3 There will be coloured Willy Wonka goodies at the finish line for all participants.
Runners start off pristine white, but don't stay that way for long @ The Color Run