Published on September 29th, 2013 | by Marques Haven0
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 HAD A BLAST!!!! MADNESS!!!!
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