So we know that next weekend is the Colour Me Crazy run/festival out at the Ostrich farm (have you entered the giveaway yet?) but this weekend was The Color Run SA.
Originally an international event dubbed – the happiest 5km on the planet and I’m inclined to agree. From the colours to the overall vibe it was pure happiness!
There were no medals being handed out at the end of the race, no need for marathon sprints and I think there were as many minions there as there were adults (if not more), originally Fysh was supposed to go to grandpa but seeing as the organizers changed the times from 2pm to 8am last minute we took him with, and I’m glad we did cause he absolutely loved it.
Granny carried him on her back for the most part of the 5km (though we ended up walking 10km as mum parked 2.5km – we measured – away from the race start/finish) as I have fresh ink but he did get a little walking/running in here and there and was pleased as punch when he got to throw the powder at people though wasn’t all that happy when he accidentally sniffed a good amount (the powder is scented and he wanted to smell it) or when he got some in the eye and looked like he was sporting bright pink eyeliner.
Every km mark they had a colour station that you had to walk/run through and they’d attack you with whatever colour marker that particular station was, nice way of knowing how much longer you have to walk etc. The odd thing was that there wasn’t anyone enforcing you not to cut across and make your walk shorter like they do on most races and yet despite this I didn’t see one person even attempting it.