A few weeks ago I told you guys about The Color Run. As we are getting near to the race, I wanted to share all the things you need to know for the event. If you did not read my previous post about The Color Run, be sure to read it to get all the details about this upcoming event.
If you are running a 5K for the first time, here are a few tips to keep in mind that will help you:
- Purchase a great pair of running shoes.
- Wear seamless socks to avoid blisters.
- Warm Up – I can’t stress this enough. Warm up to prevent any injury and to increase your flexibility.
- Pay attention to your breathing while running. If you start to notice that you are grasping for air, you are pushing yourself too much.
- Be sure to stretch AFTER you run.
- Keep proper form.
- Stay hydrated.
Tips For The Color Run
- Bring Sunglasses (not your expensive ones either) and a Bandana
After all, we will be running through colored corn starch. Wearing sunglasses will prevent eye irritation and the banana will protect your mouth.
- Keep Your Cell Phone Safe
The Color Run means tons of Instagramable shots but all of the dust can easily destroy your phone. Store your iPhone in a ziplock back proper to storing just for extra protection.
- Bring An Extra Outfit
At the end of the race, they will have an area to clean off but to feel extra comfy for your ride home, you may want to change your clothes.
- Wear White clothes
The purpose of this run is to get as colorful as possible. The colored corn starch may come out when you wash them but it is highly recommended that you wear clothing that you do not mind getting stained.
- Protect Your Car
Bring towels to cover your car seat. Colored cornstarch can stain. It is advised to bring extra towels to cover your seat so that you do not have to worry about your car seats getting stained.
- Arrive Early
Remember, thousands of people register for the color run. If possible, you may want to attend the check-in party that takes place a day before the event to get your registration kit. This also saves time the day of the race.
- Take a Before and After Photo
You will be doused in color left and right so why not have a before and after photo as memorabilia. Lastly, HAVE FUN! The Color Run Love tour is all about having a fun time!!
Interested in attending The Color Run? I am giving away two tickets to The Color Run in Atlanta, Georgia on April 7th. Entering is so simple! See below.
If you are unsure if you want to attend, you can always use ADRIANALATELYPROMO at checkout on their site here if you decide that you would like to attend last minute.
Good luck to all who enter!