Last fall I ran my first Color Run with a group of friends. The Color Run is dubbed “The Happiest 5K on the Planet” and I have to say it lived up to all that. I’ve run plenty of 5Ks, but I am always running to challenge myself and improve my time. While I’m always exhilarated at the end, I have to admit that there is always a moment somewhere between the start and finish lines where I wonder, WHY do I do this to myself????
Not so with The Color Run, however! There is no chip, there is no clock, and there are no rankings. Just a crowd of happy, colorful people who dress up in outlandish costumes, ready to get messy and have a blast.
Then as you jog (or walk) through the course, you get sprayed with fabulous colors as you cross each kilometer. It is all purely about having fun, getting moving and not worrying about the mess. And at the end, there’s a huge, colorful dance party. How can you not love that!?
In a day and age where we all complain about stress and having too much to do, going out and meeting new friends and getting a little messy is just what the doctor ordered. So to help Americans break out of their day-to-day schedules, Shout® has partnered with The Color Run this year and they invited me to join in on the fun. As many of you know, I’ve been benched from running off and on for the past few months so this invitation came at the perfect time. I cannot WAIT to get out there and have a blast before I get that PRP injection next month and I’m back in the boot.
Which means, I am doing ANOTHER Color Run!! This one is in Philly on Saturday morning, July 19th.
And it gets better.
I’m inviting YOU to join my Shout® Team.
YES, that’s right!!! I’m giving away 10 tickets to the Philadelphia Color Run! Who’s in!????
Simply let me know on this Facebook post why you are in need of some fun, and on Tuesday morning I will choose ten names at random. Please ensure you will be available on Saturday, July 19th, and can make it to The Wells Fargo Center in Philly by 8am. If your name is selected, I’ll email you all the details, and then we’ll meet up and get messy!
You don’t have be a runner, by the way. In fact, it is hard to run among all the walkers and strollers, and technically I’m not really supposed to be running anyway. So come out and join Shout® and me for a fun-filled, colorful walk!
With Americans working more hours than ever before and always lamenting the lack of work-life balance, Shout® is on a mission to inspire and enable us to have fun, live out loud, and get a little messy at the same time. I think that’s awesome.
So who’s ready to #ShoutItOut with me!?
Even if you can’t be there, you can follow along and get inspired on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. I’ll be using the hashtag #ShoutItOut.