2014 Color Run Recap

2014 Color Run Recap

We came. We danced. We ran. And it was amazing.

This years Color Run was spectacular. Especially if you happened to be running it in the small town of Fayetteville, NC, home of one of the largest Army installations in the world--Ft. Bragg. It was certainly a colorful way to kick off Memorial Day weekend and celebrate the community that sacrifices so much to protect our freedom. In fact, during one of the color throws, the DJ had us pause momentarily to pay tribute to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. Then we held a special color throw with red, white and blue colors only. It was gorgeous, and, in typical Reese fashion, I was so caught up in the moment I didn't have a chance to snap a few photos. I know, bad blogger...

This year I switched it up a bit and ran with my parents and sister. It was my first 5k of the year, and their first 5k ever. Although I was completely terrified I'd keel over a mile 1, I somehow managed to make it the entire 3.1 miles--uphill, downhill, through the crowds of people and all four color stations without stopping.

The one thing that I've noticed about The Color Run, is that it truly gets better with age. The last time I ran was equally as awesome, but this time around they had more goodies for the participants. I think after a few years of seeing what worked and what didn't work, a few changes were made. The gear was even better this time. I plan on very proudly rocking my Color Run t-shirt all summer.

This year Flo-Foto was on the scene photographing the event. They snapped shots during the run and organized them by bib number. So now, there will be photographic evidence clearly illustrating how horrible I look while running. I can only hope that there are no shots of me crying, cussing and babbling incoherently as I trucked up that hill at mile 2.5. I suppose I should be lucky there's no video footage. Hopefully...

I'm not going to bore you guys anymore with the details other than to say that The Color Run is AMAZING and it's something that everyone should experience at least once. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, these photos will do The Color Run justice.

By the way, this was in no shape or form a sponsored post. I wasn't given anything to endorse The Color Run. I paid every penny for my experience like everyone else, and it was WELL worth it. However, someone from The Color Run just happens to be reading this and would like to send me a free t-shirt or two, I certainly wouldn't be angry. Just kidding. No, but seriously...

Seen enough yet? Be sure to check out the schedule for The Color Run. Who knows, maybe they'll be coming to a town near you. If so, get your tickets early. It always sells out. Fast.

 Until next time,


  1. The color run looks like so much fun! I would love to do this one day. Im in NC too.
    Love your blog, found you Via Twitter. Thanks for the follow.

  2. I've never done a color run and I've always said I never would, but looking at your pictures, I'm thinking maybe. I've always been a plain jane runner...I just do regular races.

  3. That is sooo awesome! I have always wanted to do that! Your pics are great! :)

  4. Wow...that's a pretty picture of you AND you are covered in paint AND you just finished a run! I would be too afraid to take a pic after I run :). That event sounds really cool. I'm also from the south (atlanta), but now i live in phoenix...I know we have color runs here but I didn't know they could be so much fun. Thanks for the headsup. (BTW...I found your blog through your post on replacing passion fruit...thank you so much! I can't afford to $9/ a month for an ad that might not even sell.) Keep in touch!
    Merrie @ www.PetiteCareerGirl.com


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