It was hot.
It was really really hot.
Like 87 degrees by 8am hot. Remind me the next time I sign up for a run to make sure that its not in July! I really don’t know what I was thinking but I can’t front, if I could I’d do it all again because The Color Run Brooklyn was simply was that much fun.
Since it was the weekend after the 4th and I was just too lazy tired to do anything that Thursday and Friday I didn’t make it to the city to pick up pre race packets. That meant we had to get up and there by 6:30am to pick up our gear there. (Side note: I know better for next time, I would have not only picked up my tshirt ahead of time, I would have cut it up in a really fun way! I saw some really cool designs and I was so bored with a plain tee! Boo.)
We got there really early, took some “before” pics and waiting patiently for the run to begin.
We got some temporary tattoos in our packet and I immediately went to work. I heart temporary tats, I have no tattoos so it’s fun to pretend!
Because there were an obscene amount of runners (somewhere around 15k?) We had to get started in waves. So by now its hovering around 90 degrees and we are waiting for the people to start for over half an hour in the open sun. I felt like I had run 3 miles and I hadn’t even started yet!
Finally we get going, one thing I noticed off the bat was that this was not a serious race! People were walking super casually and just enjoying each others company. Of course my girlfriend Yonique and I started running and after we reached the color stations we began walking.
The color stations
A really cool part of the race were the color stations, there were several of them, we started with the orange. The color stations are full of color run volunteers that spray you over and over with a specific color. It was a nice way to “break” up the race especially because there was music blaring at every station.
About halfway through we came across the happy wall where you were expected to write what make you happy with a magic marker. What a cute idea!
Finally after a ton more wogging (walking and jogging) we made it to the end! It was glorious, fun and believe it or not, not quite over.
The Party Begins
When we arrived back at the general area there was a ton of people dancing and just having an amazing time. So you know I had to join in! The DJ was excellent, played all my favorite pop songs and I just about went crazy went Blurred Lines came on!
The really cool part about the whole thing was these color countdowns where everyone would throw color up in the air at the same time. It was just so cool!
After dancing for another hour we headed out and my girlfriends brother dropped me off. I shot a vlog right after and included some of the highlights of the day. Enjoy!
My before and after pic as you may have seen on instagram!