Thursday, July 25, 2013

2013 Portland Color Run

Hi! 

I was recently contacted by the fun and colorful people at The Color Run to see if I was interested in spreading the word about The Happiest 5K on the Planet.  I ran The Color Run last year with a group of friends and we all had a great time.


What I liked about The Color Run last year was how inviting it is for runner of all levels.  I know a lot of these "fun races" get a lot of slack in the running community but I support their message:  

The Color Run™, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality, and giving back to the community.

Since becoming a runner and going through the "newbie" phase I understand how intimidating it can feel to sign up for a race and show up at the starting line.  Everyone jumping around, stretching, setting their Garmins, it can be nerve racking!  This particular 5K is not timed and the only winners are the ones covered in color at the end.  As a mom I am a fan of any run that includes entire families and encourages children to run it also.  Plus since I am a mom and trying to stay on budget I know these races can seriously add up so the folks over at The Color Run have given me a coupon code for you to use when you register! 


Details on registering for The Color Run: 
- I suggest finding some people to register with as a team so you can get another $5 off. 
- Just because you all register together doesn't mean you have to hold hands and sing the whole time.  It is just another way to save some money and come up with a cool name.
  - If you plan on using it for the Portland Oregon run keep in mind that the registration fee goes up August 1st, next Thursday.
- There are lots of other locations and you can go HERE to see when and where they'll be in your town.  YES you can use that code for any location and remember these races do sell out so don't wait to long to get registered. 

PLUS they gave me 2 free entries into the Portland Oregon Color Run on September 7th!  That means it is GIVEAWAY time again which is always exciting, good luck!
**Update**
I'll announce the 2 winners on Tuesday July 30th 


a Rafflecopter giveaway

10 comments:

  1. The colour run is just so joyus. Seriously people ditch the "i need to get a xx time" and just run and have a good time. If you live in Portland (US) you NEED to do this! Yes NEED, cause being silly having fun and kiddish is so worth it.

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    1. It should be a really fun time!

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  2. What a great run!! I wish I could sign up and enter your giveaway but I don't see myself being able to come out Portland again this year! :) I love your color run photo! Very cool!

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    1. You can always use the code for any city if it'll be near you! :) We had a good time last year.

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  3. Color runs are so good for beginners and those who don't take themselves too seriously! :)

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    1. Exactly, just go out and have a good time :)

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  4. What a fun time! A good break from pace pushin', Garmin checkin', PR~in' running and getting back to the FUN of it all~

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    1. I know! It is a nice break to go out with your friends and just enjoy the run and all of the fun around you. :)

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  5. I love color runs I've ran two. I just signed up for the Portland foam fest!

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