Friday, August 10, 2012

2012 Sacramento Color Run

Before I left for England I posted a pissy little post about how much I hate ruffles, remember?  And I said that I'd post photos of the results later on when we'd done the race, which we did on Saturday morning.  It was a BLAST.  Definitely worth the pissy ruffle tantrum, because they were perfect at the Sacramento Color Run last weekend.  

Here's Elizabeth in her white getup.  The point of the color run is to come dressed in as much white as you can so that you can be coated with color by the end of the race.

The much less hated ruffle, and no, there were not 90k people in the race, only about 15k, but that was a lot.

When you pick up your bib and t-shirt you also get this packet of color--in this case blue.  What it basically is is colored cornstarch, and as you go through the various color stations along the 5 k race they have volunteers pummeling you with the colored powder.  But not this bag, it's for the end when you get in a big crowd and everyone throws their powder into the air.

This was the before, while we were waiting for our friend Sharyn who was also braving the color.

We also got temp tattoos.  Mine's finally starting to fade after a week, alas!

Here's the start, looking towards the Tower Bridge.  We were going to a bridal shower for my niece after the race (although I use the term loosely, as we lollygagged and enjoyed the experience), so we got up near the front to be in the first wave.

This is what it looked like looking back towards the Capitol.  The crowd stretched all the way down the street, and they let us go in groups of about 1500 every five minutes.  We wanted to be in the front so that we could get to the shower in time.

Above is Sharyn and Elizabeth approaching the 1km mark and the first color.  We were among the first, so the air wasn't as yellow as I'm sure as it was later on, as you can see below with the blue.

Here are Sharyn and Elizabeth running the yellow gauntlet.  The volunteers were very enthusiastic.  Elizabeth, as you can see, got into it.  :)

Elizabeth after the yellow.

Sharyn after the yellow.

In the near distance you can see all the runners that were being sent off every 5 minutes.


Me (and my thumb) after the yellow and orange.

I was having fun, can you tell?  But you ain't seen nothing yet, check out the blue below:

Sharyn getting her blue on, and as you can see, the volunteers were literally COVERED in powder.  It was in these big squeeze bottles that they'd squirt power from on you as you came by, and the closer you were to them the more they'd put on you.

By the time we got to blue the ground was thick with the powder...

...and so was the air.  And so were my teeth, only it was brown after you got a few colors going.  Ewww.



Elizabeth and me at the end. Do we look happy?  

Elizabeth's phone will never be the same!

At the end when they have everyone throw their bags of color up in the air?  You get it all again, as you can see by my hand.

My hat is still blue.



Sharyn's color run t-shirt with...COLOR.

I was covered.

So was Elizabeth.  We took a shower before the shower.

Anyway, if you ever get the chance to do it, I highly recommend it.  We really had fun, as you can probably tell.

1 comment:

  1. All this color washed right out of everything, by the way.