I am excited to be a Color Me Rad Ambassador! I have NOT participated in Color Me Rad or any color race before, but will get to experience my first one in May when Color Me Rad comes to a city near me.
What is Color Me Rad you ask?? Its a 5K where you start out clean as a whistle in a white shirt and by the end of the race, you look like a bag of Skittles colored with blue, green, pink, purple and yellow.
What is in the color? Its a non-toxic colored corn starch.
This is a non-timed, fun race 5K for everyone young and old! Kids under 7 race free!!
This is an event for runners or walkers — its really a race for everyone to come out and have fun!
As an Ambassador, I am pleased to announce a discount code for you to register for a race regardless or location for 20% off!! To take advantage of this discount, use the code “radfun”. This code is only good through July 31st — so act fast!!
On the morning of July 4, I raced in my very first 5K in Oklahoma City — Stars & Stripes Forever 5K. I wasn’t sure what to expect since this was my first race, so I did have a little anxiety on the way there and didn’t sleep much at all the night before.
My husband and kids came with me to cheer me on.
We arrived about 50 min before race time and I got my packet information quickly. I put my bib on, put my timing chip on my shoe and started drinking my pre-workout drink and before I knew it, it was time to head over to the starting line.
There were about 300 or so people registered for the race. The gun went off and I started running. I ran the first 3/4 mile without stopping and maintained a nice pace, then I began doing run/walk intervals.
Here is one of my race pictures.
The course was nice and flat and luckily the weather was very nice that morning. According to Garmin, it was about 68 degrees at race time. There was a nice, cool breeze on the last half of the course.
While I was racing, my husband was able to keep the kids entertained at a park right by the finish line.
I finished the race in 40:53, with a pace of 12:58. Garmin showed 3.15 miles.
I had a great time at my first 5K. I will definitely do this race again next year.
July 4, 2013 – Stars & Stripes Forever 5K – OKC, OK — COMPLETED
August 10, 2013 – Dirty 30 mud race – Tulsa, OK
September 22, 2013 – Hot Mamas Run 5K – Edmond, OK
October 5, 2013 – Happy Haunted 5K trail run – Walt Disney World
October 5, 2013 – Tower of Terror 10 miler – Walt Disney World
October 19, 2013 – Dirty 30 Zombie edition mud race – Luther, OK
October 27 – Ghost Runners 5K – OKC, OK
November 28 – Turkey Trot 5K – OKC, OK
December 8, 2013 – MetroPCS Dallas half marathon – Dallas, TX