Things are going to get a lot more colorful in Raleigh this Fall and I’m not talking about the leaves on the trees changing color! A cool new 5K race called Color Me Rad Raleigh is coming to the Triangle for the very first time on October 27th out by the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion in Raleigh. I love running 5K races, but this one is a little different than your typical race. Color Me Rad Raleigh provides a unique way to experience a 5k with your friends and family all the while helping to raise funds to benefit the Special Olympics of NC. Check out the video below with clips from past races to catch a glimpse of colorful craziness that happens.
As you can see, Color Me Rad is no ordinary 5K! In it runners are bombarded with a rainbow of colors (colored corn starch) at various color stations along the running route. According to their website, the race includes “a tsunami of color that’ll make colored tears of joy run down your cheeks and will renew your will to live”. I don’t know about your will to live, but this race certainly looks like a lot of fun to me! You can view the course map with the location of the various color stations here.
The great people organizing Color Me Rad Raleigh were awesome enough to donate Two Free Registrations for me to give away to two lucky Triangle Explorer blog readers! To enter the giveaway just leave a comment below about why you like to run or share this post on twitter (copy me using the twitter handle @trianglexplorer).
I will randomly select the two lucky winners next Monday September 10th and notify them by email with the promo codes. In the meantime, for more information about the Color Me Rad Raleigh 5K race, check out the event website here and follow them on their facebook page and on twitter @colormerad5k for race updates.
Color Me Rad Raleigh 5K
Date: October 27, 2012
Location: Time Warner Pavillion – 3801 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh, NC
Registration: $40 until 9/28/2012 – then $45 through 10/24