This past weekend our community had the amazing opportunity to participate in the ColorBash 5K that benefited the Danville/Boyle County Happy Feet Equals Learning Feet. It was a great day in downtown Danville. My friends Kayelynn and Wendy took pictures and are sharing their experience. Plus, there are a few things you should know if you are wanting to participate in a ColorBash!
What to know about ColorBash 5K?
It was a great experience. They were very organized. When we arrived, we gave them our names and got our shirt, number and timer if we wanted one. The timer chip was a little flat square thing that you tied through your shoe lace and as you cross the blue mat it records your time and finish time. Since we were going to be walking the course we opted not to get a timer.
They had color stations around every mile mark and a water station half way thru. People were walking with kids of all sizes and strollers. I did notice a few had the velar covers over their strollers to keep them clean.
What did the powder feel like?
They just tossed and threw the powder at you. It felt like chalk and easily shook off. I washed my clothes right away and it came right out. Before the race we all tore our ticket number off our tags and exchanged it for a bag of color. We all went to the grass and on the count of 3 we tossed and slung it all over each other.
It was a great experience and they gave us a bottle of water as we crossed the finish line.
Not only was there the ColorBash 5K, but they also had face painting! I’ll def be on the look out for another fun run like this. It was a great way to get some sun, fresh air, exercise and to catch up with a friend. Some day I will run in a 5k instead of just walk like we did this time.
Things to Remember
- Some people were using small earplugs to keep the color dust out of their ears.
- Sunglasses are a great way to protect your eyes.
- Don’t forget the sunscreen!
- I wouldn’t recommend a regular camera but a cell phone in your pocket works fine. Just be cautious when you are getting tossed with color.
- You might want to bring a towel or change of clothes for after the race.
Thanks to Kayelynn for sharing her experience at ColorBash 5K in Danville, KY! I can’t wait to participate in my first 5K the next time around! What a fun day!
Have you participated in a color run like this? Got any tips to add or share with others? I’d love to hear!
Hobbies on a Budget was provided with tickets for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was received.