We’re in Madison visiting Erica and Jesse. This morning Erica and I ran the Color Me Rad 5k. I’ve never done one of these color runs before but was excited to experience it.
You wear a white t-shirt to the race. I don’t have many white shirts I’m comfortable getting dirty (colored?) so I ended up wearing this gem from La Quinta hotel.
In case it wasn’t clear, this race is Rad.
Erica and I are ready!
And Sam is ready as well.
They had a creepy Donnie Darko-esque bunny at the start. He just got nailed in the junk with a color bomb.
We signed up for the 9:20 wave but there seemed to be no sort of organization by times. We just got in line and eventually got to the corral by 9:25ish.
When we got moving Erica and I were talking and then unexpectedly got hit by a guy with a bunch of orange powder that appeared to be coming out of a fire extinguisher. A bunch got in my mouth, so we were off to a great start!
The race was through a giant field and we were running on grass a lot of the time. We’d run for a while in the field and then come to a color station like this.
It was a little odd to be winding back and forth in this field.
The guy on the right is wearing a horse head and galloping. Of course.
Color bombs everywhere!
The color station.
At the end they encouraged everyone to go to the middle and they released a ton of color bombs. We decided to watch from afar because we were plenty messy already.