Thursday, August 22, 2013

Colored Folk

Yes, you read that title right. No, it's not what you're thinking.
We got up early Saturday morning and headed out. We drove past Detroit to where the Detroit River empties into Lake Erie. We watched the sun come up over the Lake. 
It was absolutely, a beautiful start to a fun filled day.

When we arrived at the park, we were distributed a white T-shirt and a pair of sun glasses.

We were also given a number to pin to our backs.

We strapped on our running shoes.

Yes folks! We are running a 5k today!

Labeled Color Vibe, it is one of the most fun ways to spend an afternoon.

We gathered with a few hundred of our closest friends that we had never met before at the starting line.

The tranquil setting was about to change.

Some got an early start throwing packets of powdered color at each other.

Then, as the sun started to warm the air, the race was on.
Leaf blowers with an intake in a big box of color made sure we got off to a colorful start.

We ran and ran. All the while people were throwing color at each other.

Ed bleached his hair for the occasion so the color would show up better.

After completing each kilometer, there was a color station where we'd be doused in a new color. 
Just in case we were not colorful enough.

After the race was over, we were feeling great and looking even better.

That's when the dance party started. 

Every 10 minutes or so, they would pass out another color to the crowd and on the count of 3, everyone would toss the color into the air.

Fun was all around.

We felt like little children.

The color just kept coming.

And coming!

And still more color!

The air was thick with colored corn starch.

If a color run comes to your area, I'd recommend it highly.

Even if you walk the entire thing, you can't help but to have fun.

Get out there! Show your true colors!
And have some fun!


Jim said...

Boys just want to have fun! Looks like a fantastic colourful day was had by all, Stew. Great photos too by the way!

MorningAJ said...

I'm glad you had a good time but the idea of all that powder in the air has made me cough! I don't think my asthma would cope.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

what fun! it sure looks like you guys had a great day!

Ms Sparrow said...

What a ball that must have been! I'm glad you had such a wonderful time with all your colorful friends.

Stew Adams said...

I was surprised myself that I had no problems at all breathing. Good deep controlled breaths while racing and no problems later either. We ran through the park in freshly cut grass and still no problems.

Stew Adams said...

The photos were easy. The color was everywhere.

These boys did have fun!

Stew Adams said...

It felt so good to get out and do something on the weekend for a change. I'm adapting to this new freedom quite well.

Stew Adams said...

Many photographers came out just to record the fun. Even if you don't run or walk, there is fun to be had.