My First Color Run! Tropicolor 2016 [Recap]

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to The Color Run as part of being a BibRave Pro. I value authenticity and honesty, all opinions are my own. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro & check out BibRave.com to review and write race reviews!
 

As I mentioned last week, this was my very first time running The Color Run. I didn’t know what to expect, but I was really excited about the tropical theme! The race did not disappoint, and I  can see why so many people enjoy it. It is a perfect race for the whole family to participate in. The Color Run is all about fun, and they certainly deliver!  

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cutest photo-bombers EVER!

Start Line

When I arrived at the race on Sunday, the start line was very easy to find. The race started from at 8am and had waves of people starting until 8:45am. There were lots of costumes, tutus and fun outfits.
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check out the flamingos!
Most people wear The Color Run shirt which is white with a design, and the headband that comes in our race pack. I wore my BibRave orange, so I stuck out of the crowd!
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it’s like where’s waldo LOL
Wearing white is a lot of fun because it is much easier to see the color pop. IMG_4337

The Race 

We started the race,  and just a few hundred meters in there was a color stop! 
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It was my first experience with the color and it went much better than I expected. I pulled my Buff up over my mouth and nose, jogged thru and got a few beautiful splashes of pink! 
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The course was pretty flat with one small hill at the end of the race. Despite the race being sold out, the course was not overly crowded. It did slow down a bit around color stops but other than that is was great. 

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photo bombed again!
There were a total of 4 color stops along the race route.  It was powder color at the beginning and end of race, and the two in-between were foam color machines. The foam color really didn’t get you that colorful, but it smelled amazing! Seattle is the only city with the foam machines, so any other Color Run will have four stops of powder plus the finish line color frenzy! IMG_4353

Finish Line

The finish line was awesome; it was my favorite part of the race! I loved the last splashes of color you got as you ran thru all the rainbow arches to the finish. The ground was covered in a beautiful of colors!IMG_4355 IMG_4357IMG_4360 IMG_4363IMG_4368
They handed you a medal and a packet of color. Then it was off to party in the finishers area! Resized_Snapchat-2861690847673894662 IMG_0035 IMG_4366They had tons of photo opportunities and the DJ on stage was playing awesome music. It was a total dance party! The color throws they did with the crowd looked amazing. Some people didn’t wait for them, so there was always some color flying around. color run

Carleeh and I even managed to get up on stage and were able to throw color packets and t-shirts out into the crowd. It was a blast! 

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view from the stage!
 

If you’re nervous about the color (like I was)  

I recommend running with a hat and a bandana or Buff to cover your mouth and nose when you run thru the color areas. The bandana keeps you from inhaling a mouthful, and the hat makes it easier to clean up your hair when you get home. I also wore sunglasses to keep the color out of my eyes which helped as well. 
I had no problem cleaning up after the race. I washed my Buff and my clothes as soon as I got home and all the color came out just fine. FullSizeRender-1

Run it OR Skip it?

Run it! Bring a friend or run with your family, this race is much more fun with with friends! It is also kid friendly. I don’t recommend running this race for time. Enjoy it, get colorful and have fun!  Resized95CameraZOOM-20160508095058977

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