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Published on September 29th, 2013 | by Marques Haven


Color Run (Raleigh)


You know that movie where the kid turns to his mom, creepy face and all, and says, …”I see dead people”? Well yesterday I didn’t exactly see dead people, more like a hoard of rainbow-dead. Think of it this way, if one of the zombies from the TV show, The Walking Dead, was to cross DNA with a Rainbow Pony, then yesterday’s mass turn out of color stained runners would undoubtedly be the result. Side note… I was going to describe that a totally different way but MJ pulled an Obama and issued a veto. Oh well, I tried :)

Anyway, yesterday was the annual Color Run in downtown Raleigh, in the historic Oakwood neighborhood to be exact. Admittedly, I wasn’t really looking forward to it. When MJ suggested a few weeks back that we participate I was like… “Seriously, you’ve got to be kidding me”. I had no desire to run a 5k, let alone while getting dusted with every ultra-bright color known to mankind. I kept imagining someone dumping industrial size containers of Kool-Aid powder over me while a suffering through a 5k run under complete and utter protest. In case your wondering there are exactly 91 Kool-Aid flavors, including 6 original flavors. Go ahead, fact-check me, I dare you. That’s a lot of color. Anyone who knows me will tell you, I don’t wear colors that require batteries.

Well I showed up yesterday morning, reluctantly but ready to go, requisite white t-shirt emblazoned with the Color Run logo, Nikon at the ready, and running shoes strapped tight.


I’ve never seen anything like it. The kid, a.k.a., Lulu, was running amuck like she was pre-gaming for when she’s old enough to rave at a rave. The music and the vide was all-good. Check the pics to see for yourself and see if you don’t agree

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