Color Me Rad

A friend and I decided to jump on board the Color Me Rad train and run the 5K this past weekend in Austin, and it was such a curious experience, I decided to document it while running. If you’ve never heard of this “race” – and I use the term very, very loosely – you start out wearing white clothes and people fling colored powder and liquids at you throughout the course, leaving you in a sort of tie-dye haze by the end.

At the start, all is white. The starting line, race ads…our shirts – blank canvases!

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There were some cute get-ups, including the ones below.

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Some people took advantage of the “color sales” to buy powder and pre-stain. We opted to wait and let things take their “natural” (?!) course during the run.

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Covered up and ready to go! Here’s one person who might stay clean…

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As you run along, there are different color areas through which runners dash (or stroll, as the case may be.)

First up was BLUE!

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Loved this Marie Antoinette joggin’ along.

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And this camera man, it looks like he’s tracking some Nat’l Geographic-worthy woodland creatures rather than insane people running through color bursts.

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Then YELLOW! Liquid this time, I think I preferred the cornstarch concoction…

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Then PINK!

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This dude was on a mission! Look at him flinging that pink powder!

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Looking back on Pink-land after journeying through…

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Then GREEN!

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Then when you get to the finish line, everyone gets handed a packet of color and is supposed to madly fling it hither and yon.

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Here we are, all colored up.

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