And October 6th sounded like a great time for a race-- nice cool mornings, warm afternoons, perfect right? Well....
44 degrees is not warm.
It's actually cold. Especially when last weekend we roasted in 80+ temps while at the tailgate.
Anyway, we were HAPPY!
Sister and I met our two (tall) aunties down at the start line. Actually, we were about 6 blocks from the start line but we were in line. (We were wave #20 of 20 waves of 500 runners each. Apparently 27,000 runners ran the DesMoines Color Run-- one of the largest ever! Go Iowa!)
Since we were at the (way way) back, we had a chance to chat with Aunties for awhile which was awesome. But it was cold and I'm thinking we should've cuddled more. :)
Here are the pics showing our fun and happy "race" (it isn't actually timed--my kind of race).
|Before the run-- |
dressed in white to show our colors!
|We met the aunties right away! |
(How did we ever survive without cell phones??)
|My turn with the ol' wise ones!|
|The before shot--downtown.|
|The start "line". All that white for blocks and blocks |
is the crowd waiting to start.
|PINK! (As you run, you enter "stations" along |
the route where volunteers toss a colored powder on you.)
|The "after" picture|
|At the finish, there is a Color Blast every 15 minutes.|
Participants received a packet of colored powder
to toss in the air at the same time. It was crazy.
And a little scary. But very colorful.
|Two tall sisters|
and two shorter sisters.
All with the same last name. Sort of.
C O L O R R U N C O L O R F U N ! ! !