There are so many “Colour races“…..Color Me Rad, The Color Burst, The Color Run, Run Or Dye, but none had yet come to Ontario, Canada until now. When I saw that Color Me Rad was coming to Toronto, I registered Marina and I right away. I was very excited for this “fun” race!
The morning of the race it was very cloudy and there was a high chance of rain but I was praying and hoping it would not rain while we were at the race because I knew my daughter would be miserable. I had a few friends team up to be “Colour Divas” so I headed over to the meet up spot to hopefully find everyone. Unfortunately I only found Gail, but the 3 of us make a pretty cute tutu team:
I loved how our outfits turned out with all the accessories.
My daughter enjoyed playing the cutesy look all morning.
We decided to get a good before picture by the wall.
The vibe and energy of this race was “party” and “fun“, it was great to be part of it and feel the excitement in the air. There was a stage with entertainment and they were throwing out free extra colour bombs into the crowd.
People were already using their colour bombs.
It had now started raining and my daughters complaints already started. I did get one more picture out of her.
Our wave was the 10:30am wave however you could run any wave, they were not monitoring it at all. If I had known this fact I would have ran an earlier wave because when it started raining, it poured. We ran to get into our 10:30am wave and the rain had just turned into a downpour. We started running to find that the majority of people don’t run this race. Even the conversations I was hearing were, “let’s just walk”, “why are they running”, “this is a fun race, it needs to be walked”. YIKES…..was I in the twilight zone? Marina and I were zigzagging like crazy in the pouring rain.
There was colour bomb spots at every kilometer and when you went through these spots, it was like a cloud of colour and visibility was minimal.
Check out the guy in the suit.
Check out the astronaut.
There weren’t many costumes, I believe the Tutu Colour Divas were the best and the cutest. Oh and here we come.
This was the last colour bomb spot before the final line colour bomb.
Don’t I look colourful.
A picture of the tutu divas all colourize.
Now it was pouring and when we got to the finish line everyone was looking for cover.
Now the colour bombs are made of cornstarch, does anyone know what cornstarch and water makes?
YUP a PASTE……check out my pasty face.
The colour bombs were nasty when wet. If it was a nice dry day, the powder would easily shake off our bodies and hair, yes it would still be on our clothes but when it turns into paste, it sticks to you like glue.
At the end we still had a few colour bombs to set off. Marina tried so hard to squeeze them open but it wasn’t happening. So I squeezed them for her and added some more colour and paste to me child and myself.
RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY……I guess we didn’t chant this enough in the morning. That’s okay, it was definitely an experience, it was definitely a fun race, it was definitely memories that I made with my daughter that will never be forgotten.
Would I run another colour race? Absolutely! But not this year, I mean how different can another one be and don’t get me wrong, this is a fun race, its not timed so really why run another one this year. Next year I will definitely run another one with my daughter and hopefully one of the other colour races will fit into my schedule. It would be nice to try a different one to compare! Until then, I will try to not be colourful!