My Year By Design

The journey to living by design.

Colour Run


My friends and I recently took part in the Colour Run. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, you run 5km and every kilometer volunteers throw coloured powder (cornstarch) on you so you are rainbow painted by the time you finish. This international event is for-profit but they also partner with local charities to raise money. In London they chose the Tara Boom Houston Foundation.

So first I got ready with my temporary tattoos and race gear.



Next I met up with my team the Colour Ninjas and we took some before photos.



Then we ran and got coloured during the run and afterwards at the main stage party.






We also spotted this drone checking out the event.


We posted some happy notes on the Post-It happy wall.



We also took some after pictures at the happy wall.



The we took some after shots to show off our colours and practice our ninja moves!






I highly recommend this run for all ages and abilities. You can run or walk as much as you want and the event is not timed. We saw everyone from kids and pregnant mommies, to grandmas and grandpas on our run. If you want to check it out for next time, here are my recommendations:

  1. At the end of the run, there are volunteers handing out water and Kind bars and there are snacks for sale, so don’t worry about packing that stuff.
  2. Wear sunglasses or goggles if you are worried about the colour powder getting in your eyes.
  3. Leave the phone and camera at home or if you need them with you, wrap them in Ziploc bags to protect them from the dust.
  4. Bring old towels and garbage bags to dust off the excess colour and protect your car seats on the way home.
  5. After the run wash yourself and your clothes in cool or cold water. The colour powder is cornstarch so it comes off most easily in cold water.

Maybe next year we could get a Life by Design group together? Let me know if you’re interested.


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